Definition of Blood serum

1. Noun. An amber, watery fluid, rich in proteins, that separates out when blood coagulates.

Exact synonyms: Serum
Generic synonyms: Bodily Fluid, Body Fluid, Humor, Humour, Liquid Body Substance
Substance meronyms: Blood
Specialized synonyms: Antiserum, Milk Whey, Whey
Terms within: Serum Albumin, Serum Globulin, Opsonin
Derivative terms: Serous

Definition of Blood serum

1. Noun. (medicine) The clear fluid obtained from whole blood by removing blood cells, platelets and fibrinogen; it is blood plasma without the fibrinogen. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blood Serum

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blood relations
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blood rule
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blood sample
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blood sausage
blood sausages
blood sedimentation
blood serum (current term)
blood serums
blood sister
blood smear
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blood specimen collection
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blood stains
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Literary usage of Blood serum

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1920)
"However, all of these solutions are inferior to the blood serum of Limulus. It was of interest to determine which constituent or combination of substances ..."

2. The Journal of Biological Chemistry by American Society of Biological Chemists (1917)
"In the tables which follow data are presented with regard to the calcium content of human blood serum in certain pathological conditions, ..."

3. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1907)
"rabbit, failed to undergo phagocytosis in the presence of the blood serum of a normal rabbit, yet almost completely deprived the exu- date of power to ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"The Hemolytic Action of blood serum in M^lign^t Disease. ... If small amounts of blood serum from such patients are added to a suspension of red blood cells ..."

5. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1905)
"On the Opsonic Action of the blood serum. " Experiments on the Nature of the Opsonic Action of the blood serum." By WILLIAM BULLOCH, MD, and EE ATKIN, BA, ..."

6. The Journal of Infectious Diseases by Infectious Diseases Society of America, John Rockefeller McCormick Memorial Fund, John McCormick Institute for Infectious Diseases (1915)
"THE FERMENT ACTIVITY OF THE blood serum IN INFECTIOUS DISEASES* FREDERICK HOWAR.D FALLS (From the Departments of Pathology and of Obstetrics of the ..."

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