albumin

albumin (al-byu´min)

A type of simple protein, varieties of which are widely distributed throughout the tissues and fluids of plants and animals; a.'s are soluble in pure water, precipitable from solution by strong acids, and coagulable by heat in acid or neutral solution. [L. albumen (-min-), the white of egg]
a. A the normal or common type of human serum a.
acetosoluble a. Patein's a
a. B See inherited albumin variants, under variant.
Bence Jones a. See Bence Jones proteins, under protein.
blood a. serum a
bovine serum a. (BSA) a source of a. commonly used in in vitro biological studies.
dried human a. normal human serum a
egg a. ovalbumin
a. Ghent See inherited albumin variants, under variant.
iodinated 131I human serum a. a sterile, buffered, isotonic solution prepared to contain not less than 10 mg of radioiodinated normal human serum a. per ml, and adjusted to provide not more than 1 mCi of radioactivity per ml; used as a diagnostic aid in the measurement of blood volume and cardiac output.
iodinated 125I serum a. a sterile, buffered, isotonic solution prepared to contain not less than 10 mg of radioiodinated normal human serum albumin per ml, and adjusted to provide not more than 1 mCi of radioactivity per ml; used as a diagnostic aid in determining blood volume and cardiac output.radioiodinated serum a;
macroaggregated a. (MAA) conglomerates of human serum a. in a suspension; usually refers to particles 10 to 50 mum in size; used as a tagged agent for lung scanning.
a. Mexico See inherited albumin variants, under variant.
a. Naskapi See inherited albumin variants, under variant.
native a. a. existing in its natural state, the two principal forms being serum a. and egg a.; it is soluble in water and not precipitated by diluted acids.
normal human serum a. a sterile preparation of serum a. obtained by fractionating blood plasma proteins from healthy persons; used as a transfusion material and to treat edema due to hypoproteinemia.dried human a;
Patein's a. a substance resembling serum a., but soluble in acetic acid.acetosoluble a;
plasma a. serum a
radioiodinated serum a. (RISA) iodinated 125I serum a
a. Reading See inherited albumin variants, under variant.
serum a. 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.blood a., plasma a., seralbumin;
a. tannate an astringent powder obtained by the action of tannic acid on a.; contains about 50% tannic acid; used as an astringent disinfectant in diarrhea and as a dusting powder.

 

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