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Battered_Seoul

Student
Jun 13, 2018
173
Was mulling over combining these two methods to increase the odds. Am I right in thinking they have similar mechanisms of action in stopping oxygen binding to haemoglobin? Would they potentiate or undermine each other when used in tandem?
 
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Azure

Little Chemist
Jun 13, 2018
135
SN will change your hemoglobin into methemoglobing, which has such a high affinity with oxygen that it won't let it go into the tissues, while CO poisoning replaces the oxygen in your system by having a higher affinity to hemoglobin. I haven't found any info about the affinity of MetHb to CO, but I'd say that the SN will kinda step over the CO poisoning.
 
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Battered_Seoul

Student
Jun 13, 2018
173
SN will change your hemoglobin into methemoglobing, which has such a high affinity with oxygen that it won't let it go into the tissues, while CO poisoning replaces the oxygen in your system by having a higher affinity to hemoglobin. I haven't found any info about the affinity of MetHb to CO, but I'd say that the SN will kinda step over the CO poisoning.

Thanks for clearing that up, very helpful