Meaning of serum albumin

se'rum albu'min

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  1. the principal protein of blood plasma, important in osmotic regulation of the blood and transport of metabolites.
  2. the commercial form of this substance, used in dye preparations, foodstuffs, and in medicine esp. in the treatment of shock.
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