What is the term used for blood lacking corpuscles and fibrinogen?

Blood lacking corpuscles and fibrinogen are called serum.


The serum is the fluid part of the blood and does not contain a clotting agent.

  • The fluid or undiluted part of the blood, obtained after the complete coagulation of the blood, without adding an anticoagulating agent.
  • The serum is obtained through the process of spinning blood after clotting. However, the serum is harder to separate.
  • The serum contains the remaining part of blood, which is less than the plasma.
  • Antibodies, antigens, hormones, electrolytes and proteins are present in serum.
  • The serum also contains antibodies to cross-react with the recipient antigen.
  • The serum has a density of 1.024 g/ml.
  • The animal serum is used as anti-toxins, anti-venom and for vaccinations.
  • The serum is used in diagnosing the cholesterol, proteins, sugar level, etc., present in the blood.
  • The serum is also used in blood typing.

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