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Definition of Albumin

Albumin: The main protein in human blood and the key to regulating the osmotic pressure of blood. Chemically, albumin is soluble in water, precipitated by acid, and coagulated by heat.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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