Hemoglobin

hemoglobinDefinition: Hemoglobin are the molecules in red blood cells that transfer oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body and then return carbon dioxide back to the lungs to be expelled.

ExampleHemoglobin is made up of protein molecules with Iron molecules that oxygen can bind to. When the red blood cell count or hemoglobin in irregular (such as sickle cell anemia) it can result in a medical condition referred to as anemia. Anemia can also be the result in a diet low in Iron(Fe) or excessive blood loss. Anemia symptoms can include fatigue, shortness of breath, feeling unwell, hair loss, and heart palpitations.

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