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What happens during carbon monoxide poisoning?

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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology

In brief: "Fake" oygen

Hemoglobin is a molecule that allows blood to efficiently transport oxygen.
Carbon monoxide causes its toxic affects by binding to hemoglobin and not letting go, preventing oxygen transport and causing suffocation despite adequate environmental oxygen supply.

In brief: "Fake" oygen

Hemoglobin is a molecule that allows blood to efficiently transport oxygen.
Carbon monoxide causes its toxic affects by binding to hemoglobin and not letting go, preventing oxygen transport and causing suffocation despite adequate environmental oxygen supply.
Dr. Julian Bragg
Dr. Julian Bragg
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