serum albumin

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serum albumin

[′sir·əm al′byü·mən]
(biochemistry)
The principal protein fraction of blood serum and serous fluids.
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(7) A normal blood albumin level is necessary to maintain the correct oncotic pressure and prevent edema.
TABLE I PLACENTAL ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE ACTIVITY VALUE AND INDICES OF FOETAL NUTRITION Analytes Mean [+ or -] SD (n = 105) Placental alkaline phosphatase (IU/L) 115.5 [+ or -] 5.3 Cord blood glucose (mmol/L) 3.9 [+ or -] 0.5 Cord blood albumin (g/L) 40.1 [+ or -] 6.2 Neonatal birth weight (kg) 3.3 [+ or -] 0.9 Gestational age at term (wk) 39.2 [+ or -] 1.0
CINCINNATI -- Surgical site infections found in deep wounds or in organs or spaces manipulated during an operation might occur more often after general surgical procedures if patients have low blood albumin or are operated on through a previous incision, according to the results of a case-control study.