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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


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

Carbon monoxide


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

Both are true


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?