Medical Term:

hemopexin

Pronunciation: hē′mō-peks′in

Definition: A serum glycoprotein related to β-globulins, with molecular weight around 57,000, containing 22% carbohydrate; important in binding heme and porphyrins, preventing excretion, and perhaps regulating heme in drug metabolism.

[hemo- + G. pēxis, fixation, + -in]

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