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Serum (Latin for "whey") may refer to: Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary is a Wikimedia Foundation project intended to be a free wiki dictionary (hence: Wiktionary) (including thesaurus and lexicon) in every language. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language. ... Whey or milk plasma is the liquid remaining after milk has been curdled and strained; it is a by-product of the manufacture of cheese or casein and has several commercial uses. ...

  • Blood plasma, with clotting factors removed
  • Serous fluid, any clear bodily fluid
  • Medication, derived from an animal's blood or serous fluid, often involving:
    • Antibody, large Y-shaped protein used by the immune system to identify and neutralize foreign objects like bacteria and viruses
    • Antidote, substance which can counteract a form of poisoning
    • Antivenom, biological product used in the treatment of venomous bites or stings
    • Antiviral drug, used specifically for treating viral infections
    • Truth serum, drug that makes people telling truth

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MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Serum sickness (724 words)
Serum sickness is a group of symptoms caused by a delayed immune response to certain medications or antiserum (passive immunization with antibodies from an animal or another person).
Serum sickness is a hypersensitivity reaction similar to an allergy.
Serum sickness is different from anaphylactic shock, which is an immediate reaction with more severe symptoms.
Serum creatinine (476 words)
Measuring serum creatinine is a useful and inexpensive method of evaluating renal dysfunction.
The serum creatinine level does not rise until at least half of the kidney's nephrons are destroyed or damaged.
Measurement of serum creatinine is important because it is a inexpensive and reliable indicator of renal function.
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