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myoglobin vs. hemoglobin
myoglobin vs. hemoglobin: What's the difference?
Myoglobin and hemoglobin are both proteins that transport oxygen in the body, but hemoglobin does this in the blood, while myoglobin does this in muscle (it’s sometimes referred to as hemoglobin of muscle). Though their function is similar, myoglobin weighs less and carries more oxygen and less carbon monoxide than blood hemoglobin. Myo- means “muscle” and hemo- means “blood.”
[ mahy-uh-gloh-bin, mahy-uh-gloh- ]
- hemoglobin of muscle, weighing less and carrying more oxygen and less carbon monoxide than blood hemoglobin.
[ hee-muh-gloh-bin, hem-uh- ]
- the oxygen-carrying pigment of red blood cells that gives them their red color and serves to convey oxygen to the tissues: occurs in reduced form (deoxyhemoglobin ) in venous blood and in combination with oxygen (oxyhemoglobin ) in arterial blood. Symbol: Hb