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carboxyhaemoglobinaemia


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The potentially life-threatening condition in which carbon monoxide is bound to haemoglobin and blocks its oxygen-carrying capacity; haemoglobin has greater affinity for CO than for O2. There can be asphyxia without cyanosis because haemoglobin complexed with CO is pink.

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