Categories Anthropology I

I.9.6.2 Physiological characteristics- Hb level in different cultural and socio-economic groups.

Hemoglobin  or haemoglobin  (Greek αἷμα (haîma, “blood”) and globulin abbreviated Hb or Hgb, is the iron-containing oxygen-transport metalloprotein in the red blood cells (erythrocytes) of almost all vertebrates (the exception being the fish family Channichthyidae) as well as the tissues of some invertebrates. It is the protein molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to the body’s tissues and returns carbon dioxide from the […]

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