Blood plasma from which the protein fibrinogen, which causes clotting of the blood, has been removed.
(medicine) The clear fluid obtained from whole blood by removing blood cells, platelets and fibrinogen; it is blood plasma without the fibrinogen.
Blood-serum Sentence Examples
" Serumalbumin," or " blood-albumin," possibly C450H720N116S60140,, occurs in blood-serum, lymph, chyle, milk, &c.; its coagulation temperature is about 67°.
A "transudate" is a liquid having a composition resembling that of blood-serum, while the term "exudate" is applied to an effused liquid whose composition approaches that of the blood-plasma in the relationship of its solid and liquid parts, besides in most cases containing numbers of colourless blood-corpuscles.
The addition of some of the liquid squeezed out from a blood-clot, of the squeezed blood-clot itself, or of a little blood-serum, is sufficient to throw down a fibrinous coagulum (Buchanan), evidently by these substances supplying the fibrin-ferment.
The proteid constituents are very much like those of blood-serum, although they never come up to them in amount (Runeberg).