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The plasma protein albumin is made by _______.

  1. a. white blood cells
  2. b. red blood cells
  3. c. the heart
  4. d. the liver

Summary Introduction

Concept introduction: Blood is a fluid suspension consisting of different blood cells in the blood plasma. Fifty five percentage of the total blood volume is only composed of blood plasma. It is mainly composed of water and the rest are proteins, electrolytes, clotting factors, hormones, and glucose. Majority of the blood plasma is composed of plasma proteins that are made by liver.

Explanation

Reason for the correct answer: Majority of the blood plasma is made by plasma proteins only. Albumin, globulins, and fibrinogens are the major plasma proteins present in the blood. Liver is the main site of production of these proteins. Albumin is the abundantly seen soluble protein. Osmotic pressure maintenance, transport of hormones, transport of fatty acids are the chief functions of albumin. As liver is producing albumin, any dysfunction of liver can elevate its normal level in the blood.

Option d. is given as “the liver”. Albumin is a plasma protein that is produced in the liver. Osmotic pressure inside the blood plasma is made occurs due to this protein only. Therefore, option d. is the correct answer.

Reason for the incorrect answers:

Option a...

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