Methemoglobin is a form of hemoglobin that has been oxidized. Hemoglobin is the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen through the body, and methemoglobin is a form of hemoglobin that can no longer bind to oxygen.

Methemoglobin can be caused by exposure to certain chemicals, such as nitrites, sulfites, and sulfates. It can also be caused by exposure to certain drugs or toxins.

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