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Definition of Serum

Serum
Serum Se"rum (s[=e]"r[u^]m), n. [L., akin to Gr. ???, Skr. s[=a]ra curd.] (Physiol.) (a) The watery portion of certain animal fluids, as blood, milk, etc. (b) A thin watery fluid, containing more or less albumin, secreted by the serous membranes of the body, such as the pericardium and peritoneum. Blood serum, the pale yellowish fluid which exudes from the clot formed in the coagulation of the blood; the liquid portion of the blood, after removal of the blood corpuscles and the fibrin. Muscle serum, the thin watery fluid which separates from the muscles after coagulation of the muscle plasma; the watery portion of the plasma. See Muscle plasma, under Plasma. Serum albumin (Physiol. Chem.), an albuminous body, closely related to egg albumin, present in nearly all serous fluids; esp., the albumin of blood serum. Serum globulin (Physiol. Chem.), paraglobulin. Serum of milk (Physiol. Chem.), the whey, or fluid portion of milk, remaining after removal of the casein and fat.

Meaning of Serum from wikipedia

- Look up serotherapy, serum, or serums in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Serum may refer to: Serum (blood), plasma from which the clotting proteins have...
- Serum (/ˈsɪərəm/) is the fluid and solvent component of blood which does not play a role in clotting. It may be defined as blood plasma without the clotting...
- "Truth serum" is a colloquial name for any of a range of psychoactive drugs used in an effort to obtain information from subjects who are unable or unwilling...
- Serum albumin, often referred to simply as blood albumin, is an albumin (a type of globular protein) found in vertebrate blood. Human serum albumin is...
- is released at a constant rate by the body (depending on muscle m****). Serum creatinine (a blood measurement) is an important indicator of kidney health...
- Serum sickness in humans is a reaction to proteins in antiserum derived from a non-human animal source, occurring 5–10 days after exposure. Symptoms often...
- 18°30′18″N 73°56′44″E / 18.505110°N 73.945453°E / 18.505110; 73.945453 Serum Institute of India (SII) is an Indian biotechnology and biopharmaceuticals...
- Serum amyloid A (SAA) proteins are a family of apolipoproteins ****ociated with high-density lipoprotein (HDL) in plasma. Different isoforms of SAA are...
- aminotransferase (ALT or ALAT) and was formerly called serum glutamate-pyruvate transaminase or serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase (SGPT) and was first characterized...
- Bovine serum albumin (BSA or "Fraction V") is a serum albumin protein derived from cows. It is often used as a protein concentration standard in lab experiments...