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S-nitrosohemoglobin

Pronunciation: ni-tro'so-he'mo-glo'bin

Definition: A compound formed by the binding of nitric oxide with hemoglobin; release and uptake of the nitric oxide group produce changes in vascular resistance and blood flow, which assist in oxygen homeostasis.

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