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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Seroalbúmina

Serum albumin (SEER-um al-BYOO-min)
The main protein in blood plasma. Low levels of serum albumin occur in people with malnutrition, inflammation, and serious liver and kidney disease.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.