- Biochemistry. the principal protein of blood plasma, important in osmotic regulation of the blood and transport of metabolites.
- the commercial form of this substance, used in dye preparations, foodstuffs, and in medicine especially in the treatment of shock.
Origin of serum albumin
First recorded in 1875–80
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- a form of albumin that is the most abundant protein constituent of blood plasmaSee also albumin
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