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.
a form of albumin that is the most abundant protein constituent of blood plasma See also albumin
serum albumin n.
serum-fast adj. Relating to a serum showing little or no change in its antibody titer, even under conditions of treatment or immunologic stimulation.
- Serum globulin
noun 1. the blood serum component consisting of proteins with a larger molecular weight than serum albumin See also immunoglobulin serum globulin n. A protein fraction of serum composed chiefly of antibodies.
noun 1. hepatitis B. serum hepatitis noun 1. a former name for hepatitis B serum hepatitis n. Abbr. SH See hepatitis B.
- Serum hepatitis virus
serum hepatitis virus n. See hepatitis B virus.