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serum

serum

[seer-uhm]
serum: see blood.
Serum (Latin for "whey") may refer to:

  • Blood plasma, with clotting factors removed
  • Antiserum, for transfer of passive immunity
  • Serous fluid, any clear bodily fluid
  • Truth serum, a general term for sedative drug or unspecified drug that is likely to make people tell truth or divulge information
  • Serum Institute of India, one of the world's biggest vaccine makers
  • Medication, derived from an animal's blood or serous fluid, often involving:
    • Antibody, protein used by the immune system to identify and neutralize foreign objects like bacteria and viruses
    • Antivenom, biological product used in the treatment of venomous bites or stings
    • Antiviral drug, used specifically for treating viral infections
    • Antidote, substance which can counteract a form of poisoning

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