serum albumin

noun

Definition of serum albumin

: a crystallizable albumin or mixture of albumins that normally constitutes more than half of the protein in blood serum and serves to maintain the osmotic pressure of the blood

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Recent Examples on the Web Another possibility is a Novichok conjugate of serum albumin, the most abundant protein in blood. Richard Stone, Science | AAAS, "How German military scientists likely identified the nerve agent used to attack Alexei Navalny," 8 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of serum albumin

1879, in the meaning defined above

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12 Sep 2020

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“Serum albumin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/serum%20albumin. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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serum albumin

noun

Medical Definition of serum albumin

: a crystallizable albumin or mixture of albumins that normally constitutes more than half of the protein in blood serum, that serves to maintain the osmotic pressure of the blood, and that is used in transfusions especially for the treatment of shock

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