What is the difference between Methemoglobinemia and Anemia?

The difference between methemoglobinemia and anemia

is that “methemoglobinemia” is a form of toxic anemia characterized by the presence of methemoglobin in the blood and “anemia” is a medical condition in which the capacity of the blood to transport oxygen to the tissues is reduced, either because of too few red blood cells, or because of too little hemoglobin, resulting in pallor and fatigue.

methemoglobinemia

anemia

Noun

  • (medicine) A form of toxic anemia characterized by the presence of methemoglobin in the blood

Noun

  • (American spelling, uncountable, pathology) A medical condition in which the capacity of the blood to transport oxygen to the tissues is reduced, either because of too few red blood cells, or because of too little hemoglobin, resulting in pallor and fatigue.
  • (countable, pathology) A disease or condition that has anemia as a symptom.
  • (obsolete) Ischemia. [19th to mid-20th c.]

Examples

  • Pernicious anemia and sickle-cell anemia are two anemias.