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Medical Term:

serum albumin


Definition: the principal protein in plasma, present in blood plasma and in serous fluids. Participates in fatty acid transport and helps regulate the osmotic pressure of blood. It will also bind hormones, bilirubin, and drugs.

Synonym(s): blood albumin, plasma albumin, seralbumin

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