NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,942 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- listen (met-HEE-moh-GLOH-bin)
- A form of hemoglobin found in the blood in small amounts. Unlike normal hemoglobin, methemoglobin cannot carry oxygen. Injury or certain drugs, chemicals, or foods may cause a higher-than-normal amount of methemoglobin to be made. This causes a condition called methemoglobinemia.