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Hemoglobin

How oxygen is carried to cells in the body

Hemoglobin is the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen. Oxygen from the lungs binds to hemoglobin molecules and is carried through blood vessels to the rest of the body.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine

Current as ofOctober 9, 2017

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