The oxygen-loaded form of hemoglobin, the predominant protein in red blood cells. Hemoglobin is a protein molecule that binds to oxygen. Hemoglobin forms an unstable, reversible bond with oxygen. In its oxygen-loaded form, it is called oxyhemoglobin and is bright red. In the oxygen-unloaded form it is called deoxyhemoglobin and is purple-blue.
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Hemoglobin in combination with oxygen, the form of hemoglobin present in arterial blood, scarlet or bright red when dissolved in water. SYN: oxygenated hemoglobin.

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oxy·he·mo·glo·bin or chiefly Brit oxy·hae·mo·glo·bin .äk-si-'hē-mə-.glō-bən n hemoglobin loosely combined with oxygen that it releases to the tissues

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oxy·he·mo·glo·bin (ok″se-heґmo-glo″bin) hemoglobin that contains bound O2, a compound formed from hemoglobin on exposure to alveolar gas in the lungs, with formation of a covalent bond with oxygen and without change of the charge of the ferrous state.

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