Hemoglobin

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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.

Current as of: March 28, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine