albumin

noun
al·​bu·​min | \al-ˈbyü-mən; ˈal-ˌbyü-, -byə-\

Definition of albumin 

: any of numerous simple heat-coagulable water-soluble proteins that occur in blood plasma or serum, muscle, the whites of eggs, milk, and other animal substances and in many plant tissues and fluids

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Even his laboratory results belied his smiling face: low potassium and albumin levels, suggesting starvation. New York Times, "My Patient’s Smile," 16 May 2018 Second is testosterone loosely bound to albumin (a protein in the blood) which can be used but is not as immediately available as free testosterone. Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, "Testosterone replacement therapy is tough. Why don't we talk about it?," 17 May 2018 Total testosterone includes all testosterone (free testosterone as well as all the testosterone bound to the two proteins in the blood, albumin and SHBG). Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, "Testosterone replacement therapy is tough. Why don't we talk about it?," 17 May 2018 The kidney filters then become leaky, allowing larger essential proteins such as albumin to escape from the blood and pass into the urine. Stephen S. Hall, Science | AAAS, "What's your risk of kidney disease, heart attack, or diabetes? A single molecule can tell," 19 Apr. 2018 Business success, controversy In 1991, Soon-Shiong came up with a way to wrap a cancer drug, Taxol, inside the human protein albumin, boosting its efficiency, and called it Abraxane. John Wilkens, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Physician turned entrepreneur begins work with new patients: Union-Tribune and L.A. Times," 13 Apr. 2018 In 1991, Soon-Shiong came up with a way to wrap a cancer drug, Taxol, inside the human protein albumin, boosting its efficiency, and called it Abraxane. John Wilkens, Pomerado News, "Physician turned entrepreneur begins work with new patients: Union-Tribune and L.A. Times," 13 Apr. 2018 Nephritis is characterized by positive test for urinary albumin and blood (hence the dark color), high blood pressure, fluid retention, and evidence of heart symptoms. Philly.com, "Urinalysis was key to diagnosing Arthur's illness," 24 Sep. 2017 The machine is a small crate-sized device filled with albumin, a protein that binds to toxins and is normally made by the liver. Meredith Cohn, baltimoresun.com, "Maryland emergency doctors find new life-saving use in old machine," 10 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of albumin

1801, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for albumin

International Scientific Vocabulary albumen + -in

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albumin

noun
al·​bu·​min | \al-ˈbyü-mən \

Kids Definition of albumin

: any of various proteins that dissolve in water and occur in blood, the whites of eggs, and in plant and animal tissues

albumin

noun
al·​bu·​min | \al-ˈbyü-mən; ˈal-ˌbyü-, -byə- \

Medical Definition of albumin 

: any of numerous simple heat-coagulable water-soluble proteins that occur in blood plasma or serum, muscle, the whites of eggs, milk, and other animal substances and in many plant tissues and fluids

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