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Friday, October 5, 2012

Methemoglobin

What is Methemoglobin?

Methemoglobin is a form of hemoglobin in which the iron in the heme group is in the Fe3+ (ferric) state.
Normally, it is in the Fe2+ (ferrous) state. So it is an oxidized form of Hb (hemoglobin).

Monday, October 1, 2012

Mechanism of action of antibiotics (Protein synthesis inhibitors) mnemonic

A protein synthesis inhibitor is a substance that stops or slows the growth or proliferation of cells by disrupting the processes that lead directly to the generation of new proteins.

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