What factor mainly affects the concentration of plasma proteins in blood?
Serum and plasma proteins:
Blood plasma has albumin, globulins, and fibrinogen, a group of proteins that regulate oncotic pressure, transport substances through the blood and defend the organism against pathogens.
Serum is different from plasma in that it does not contain fibrinogen.
Answer and Explanation: 1
A decreased albumin concentration or hypoproteinemia is usually the result of liver damage because this is where albumin is synthesized.
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fromChapter 20 / Lesson 6
This lesson describes blood plasma and discusses its components and function.