serum

Fluid that is left when blood clots; the cells are enmeshed in fibrin and the clot retracts because of the contraction of platelets. It differs from plasma in having lost various proteins involved in clot formation (fibrinogen, prothrombin, various blood-clotting factors such as Hagemann factor, Factor VIII etc.) and in containing various platelet-released factors, notably platelet-derived growth factor. For this reason serum is a better supplement for cell culture medium than defibrinated plasma (plasma-derived serum). ...

Serum

Blood plasma devoid of clotting cells and protein - A vaccine or antidote

Serum

Plasma without clotting factors. Plasma without the fibrin clot.

Serum

The watery liquid which separates when animal blood coagulates. Also the blood serum containing antibodies from an animal previously inoculated with a pathogen or pathogenic toxin, used to immunise human or other animals.

serum

A skin-care product that contains high concentrations of active ingredients and claims superior penetration of the skin's surface when applied.
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serum

The fluid fraction of coagulated (clotted) blood.
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Serum

the fluid component of blood from which the clotting protein fibrinogen has been removed.
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serum

[n] - watery fluid of the blood that resembles plasma but contains fibrinogen
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Serum

A liquid part of the blood.
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serum

Clear watery fluid especially that moistening the surface of serous membranes or that exuded through inflammation of any of these membranes. [2]
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serum

blood serum Watery proteinaceous portion of the blood that remains after clotting. [2]
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Serum

the clear, watery fluid that separates from clotted blood
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Serum

A yellowish fluid that remains after whole blood or plasma has been allowed to clot.
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Serum

Serum: The clear liquid that can be separated from clotted blood. Serum differs from plasma, the liquid portion of normal unclotted blood containing the red and white cells and platelets. It is the clot that makes the difference between serum and plasma. Terms in this dictionary with the word "serum" include maternal serum alpha-fetoprote...
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Serum

Se'rum (sē'rŭm) noun [ Latin , akin to Greek ........., Sanskrit sāra curd.] (Physiol.) (a) The watery portion of certain animal fluids, as blood, milk, etc. (b) A thin watery fluid, containing more or less albumin, secreted by the serous membranes of t...
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serum

<haematology> The clear portion of any body fluid, the clear fluid moistening serous membranes. ... 2. Blood serum, the clear liquid that separates from blood on clotting. ... 3. Immune serum, blood serum from an immunised animal used for passive immunisation, an antiserum, antitoxin or antivenin. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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serum

blood serum noun watery fluid of the blood that resembles plasma but contains fibrinogen
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serum

(sēr´әm) pl. serums, se´ra the clear portion of any animal or plant fluid that remains after the solid elements have been separated out. The term usually refers to blood serum, the clear, straw-colored, liquid portion of the plasma that does not contain fibrinogen or blood cells, and remains fluid after ...
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Serum

• (n.) A thin watery fluid, containing more or less albumin, secreted by the serous membranes of the body, such as the pericardium and peritoneum. • (n.) The watery portion of certain animal fluids, as blood, milk, etc.
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serum

the portion of plasma remaining after coagulation of blood, during which process the plasma protein fibrinogen is converted to fibrin and remains ... [8 related articles]
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serum

(L. 'whey') the clear portion of any body fluid; the clear fluid moistening serous membranes. 2. blood serum; the clear liquid that separates from blood on clotting. 3. immune serum; blood serum from an immunized animal used for passive immunization; an antiserum; antitoxin, or antivenin.
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serum

The clear, yellowish liquid component of blood, lymph, and other body fluids, which separates when they are allowed to clot completely. Serum is composed of blood plasma, from which fibrinogen has been removed by means of clotting. Serum therapy involves injecting serum containing antibodies (glob...
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serum

serum: see blood.
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serum

Type: Term Pronunciation: sē′rum, -ŭmz, -ă Definitions: 1. A clear, watery fluid, especially that moistening the surface of serous membranes, or exuded in inflammation of any of those membranes. 2. The fluid portion of the blood obtained after removal of the fibrin clot and blood cells, distinguished from the plasma in circulat...
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serum

Clear fluid that separates out from clotted blood. It is blood plasma with the anticoagulant proteins removed, and contains antibodies and other proteins, as well as the fats and sugars of the blood. It can be produced synthetically, and is used to protect against disease
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