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In most animals, explains Yong, hemoglobin cells die after about four months of service.
Then there’s iron, which your body can store in your hemoglobin, liver, spleen, bone marrow, and muscle tissue, according to the National Institutes of Health.
These children could no longer produce normal hemoglobin.
Animal blood comes in a variety of colors based on their chemical makeup: humans use hemoglobin to carry oxygen, which makes our blood red.
But for most vertebrates—a group that encompasses all animals with a backbone, such as mammals, fish, birds, reptiles and amphibians—their blood runs red due to the hemoglobin used to transport oxygen.
Type Ia explosions also create and disperse heavy elements (including the iron in the hemoglobin running through our veins), and so play crucial roles in studies of galactic evolution.
Melanin determines how light or dark skin appears; hemoglobin influences rosiness, and carotene influences yellowness.
In a fourth, shimmering crimson under the ceiling lights, was the secret sauce: heme (or haem), a component of many proteins, including hemoglobin — the pigment that gives blood its color.
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When filled with oxygen, the hemoglobin in your blood is bright red; returning to the lungs without its oxygen, it loses its brightness and becomes somewhat bluish. Hemoglobin levels can change from day to day, and may be affected by such factors as a lack of iron in the diet, a recent loss of blood, and being pregnant. When you give blood, a nurse first pricks your finger to test your hemoglobin level; a low hemoglobin count indicates anemia and may mean that you shouldn't give blood that day. Mild anemia is generally of little importance, but some types can be very serious.
HEMOGLOBIN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hemoglobin for English Language Learners
: the part of blood that contains iron, carries oxygen through the body, and gives blood its red color
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Definition of hemoglobin for Students
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