Cohb - hemoglobin where the heme group has formed a stable complex with carbon monoxide (co). This complex is produced after co has been inhaled or as a byproduct of hemoglobin, protoporphyrin or dichloromethane catabolism. The heme-co complex is approximately 200 times more stable than heme-oxygen complexes. Thus, high levels of carboxyhemoglobin in the circulation can lead to tissue hypoxia and death. See carboxyhemoglobin
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