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Hb

abbr.
1. Bible Habakkuk
2. hemoglobin

HB

abbr.
1. Brinell hardness number
2. halfback

Hb

symbol for
(Biochemistry) haemoglobin

HB

(on Brit pencils) symbol for
(Art Terms) hard-black: denoting a medium-hard lead. Compare H5, B9

h.b.


Football.
halfback.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hb - a hemoprotein composed of globin and heme that gives red blood cells their characteristic color; function primarily to transport oxygen from the lungs to the body tissues; "fish have simpler hemoglobin than mammals"
erythrocyte, RBC, red blood cell - a mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues; a biconcave disc that has no nucleus
haemoprotein, hemoprotein - a conjugated protein linked to a compound of iron and porphyrin
oxyhaemoglobin, oxyhemoglobin - the bright red hemoglobin that is a combination of hemoglobin and oxygen from the lungs; "oxyhemoglobin transports oxygen to the cells of the body"
haem, haemitin, hematin, heme, protoheme - a complex red organic pigment containing iron and other atoms to which oxygen binds
globin, haematohiston, hematohiston - a colorless protein obtained by removing heme from hemoglobin; the oxygen carrying compound in red blood cells
Translations

HB

adj (on pencil) → HB
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Tender notice number : et/18/09 Hemoglobin Test ID:2018_HRY_60459_1
Dr Wasey, the Administrator of Indus Hospital Blood Centre and a clinical pathologist said that a detailed history and physical examination of blood donors including hemoglobin test and blood pressure examination was performed at the camp before accepting the voluntary blood donation.
A hemoglobin test (Hb, Hgb) reveals the level of hemoglobin in a person's blood, helping to diagnose and monitor anemia and polycythemia vera.
TrueHb Hemometer, developed by a student, would reduce the cost of hemoglobin test by threefourth of its market price.
Syria has adopted pre-marriage medical check ups through performing hemoglobin test to make sure that the couples do not have Thalassemia.
children would fit criteria for the need to screen with more than just a hemoglobin test simply because of their low socioeconomic status, which is a key risk factor for dietary iron deficiency, he noted.
The American Diabetes Association guidelines are similar to others in advising that the glycosylated hemoglobin test be performed at least twice a year in patients with diabetes who are meeting treatment goals, with stable glycemic control, and quarterly in patients with diabetes whose therapy has changed or who are not meeting glycemic goals.
To develop the methodology, we used the Wallac RESOLVE[R] Neonatal Hemoglobin test kit (PerkinElmer, 940 Winter Street, Waltham, Massachusetts 02451, USA) (21,22).
For instance, when a patient with diabetes has an office visit for a sore throat, the EHR might indicate that the patient is due for an eye exam or a hemoglobin test.
The board called for three interrelated activities: (1) mandatory electronic reporting of glycosylated hemoglobin by laboratories, but not by physicians; (2) best practice recommendations for health care providers and rosters of patients in their practice who are in poor glycemic control; and (3) mailing information and resources on diabetes management to patients with high glycosylated hemoglobin values) The initiative will create a registry of glycosylated hemoglobin test results--an estimated one to two million results annually--that is linked to patients and their physicians, with identifiable information such as name, birth date, and address.
The hemoglobin test is based on the entire population of red blood cells, which live for about 120 days and don't gain any iron once they are released from the marrow," she said in an interview with this newspaper.