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Definition of «Albumin»


Albumin: The main protein in human blood and the key to the regulation of the osmotic pressure of blood. Chemically, albumin is soluble in water, precipitated by acid, and coagulated by heat.

Note that albumin is spelled with an "i" while "albumen" with an "e" is the white of an egg, the part of the egg from which meringues are made. "Albus" in Latin is white.

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  • albumin: Definition from Answers.com

    Library > Literature & Language > Dictionary ( ăl-byū ' mĭn ) n. A class of simple, water-soluble proteins that can be coagulated by heat and are found ...

  • Albumin: The Test

    Explains how the albumin test is used, when an albumin test is ordered, and what the results of an albumin test might mean

  • Albumin - serum: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

    Albumin is a protein made by the liver. A serum albumin test measures the amount of this protein in the clear liquid portion of the blood. How the Test is ...

  • What Is Albumin? - wiseGEEK: clear answers for common questions

    Albumin is a type of protein which is water soluble. There are many types of albumin, and some are vitally important to...

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    Welcome to the Albumin Website. This website will feature discoveries regarding serum albumin, the most prevalent protein of the blood plasma. It contains an updated list ...

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