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[proto- + porphyrin]
A derivative of hemoglobin containing four pyrrole nuclei; C34H34N4O4. It occurs naturally and is formed from heme (ferriprotoporphyrin) by deletion of an atom of iron.
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Venes, Donald, editor. "Protoporphyrin." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 24th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2021. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/750954/all/protoporphyrin.
Protoporphyrin. In: Venes DD, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2021. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/750954/all/protoporphyrin. Accessed June 4, 2023.
Protoporphyrin. (2021). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary (24th ed.). F.A. Davis Company. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/750954/all/protoporphyrin
Protoporphyrin [Internet]. In: Venes DD, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2021. [cited 2023 June 04]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/750954/all/protoporphyrin.
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