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blood plasma

noun

Definition of blood plasma

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



1858

First Known Use of blood plasma

1858


Medical Dictionary

blood plasma

noun

Medical Definition of blood plasma

  1. :  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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