blood plasma


blood plasma

noun

Definition of BLOOD PLASMA

:  the pale yellow fluid of whole blood that consists of water and its dissolved constituents including especially proteins (as albumin, fibrinogen, and globulins)

First Known Use of BLOOD PLASMA

1858

blood plasma

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BLOOD PLASMA

: the pale yellow fluid portion of whole blood that consists of water and its dissolved constituents including proteins (as albumin, fibrinogen, and globulins), electrolytes (as sodium and chloride), sugars (as glucose), lipids (as cholesterol and triglycerides), metabolic waste products (as urea), amino acids, hormones, and vitamins—compare serum a(1)

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