Definition of Serum. Meaning of Serum. Synonyms of Serum

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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

- Serum may refer to: Serum (blood), plasma from which the clotting proteins have been removed Antiserum, blood serum with specific antibodies for p****ive...
- Serum (/ˈsɪərəm/) is the fluid and solute component of blood which does not play a role in clotting. It may be defined as blood plasma without fibrinogens...
- Serum sickness in humans is a reaction to proteins in antiserum derived from a non-human animal source, occurring 5–10 days after exposure. It is a type...
- 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 pharmaceuticals...
- "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...
- enhanced to the peak of human perfection by an experimental "super-soldier serum" after joining the military to aid the United States government's efforts...
- 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...
- Serum iron is a medical laboratory test that measures the amount of circulating iron that is bound to transferrin (90%) and serum ferritin (10%). Clinicians...
- alanine aminotransferase (ALAT) and was formerly called serum glutamate-pyruvate transaminase or serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase (SGPT) and was first characterized...
- 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...
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