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1

Hemoglobin is a molecule containing 4 peptide chains. At the end of each of these chains, there exists a "heme" group which contains iron in a __ state.

+2 Ferrous

2

The most common cause of acute poisoning related death is due to?

Carbon monoxide

3

Carboxyhemoglobin increases hemoglobin's affinity to oxygen; hemoglobin preferentially binds with the carbon monoxide

Both are true

4

If the iron attached to the heme group is oxidized so that it is not able to bond with oxygen, the resulting condition is referred to as?

Methemoglobinemia