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Medical Term:

Evans blue

Pronunciation: ev'anz


A diazo dye used for the determination of the blood volume on the basis of the dilution of a standard solution of the dye in the plasma after its intravenous injection; it binds to proteins and is also used as a vital stain for following diffusion through blood vessel walls.

Synonym(s): azovan blue

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