A 29-year-old male asked:
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what is the definition or description of: ceruloplasmin?

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Dr. Varadarajan Subbiah
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Copper enzyme: Ceruloplasmin is an enzyme in the body that does the majority of the copper transport in the blood stream. Copper is a vital element for iron metabolism in the human body.
Answered on Apr 24, 2015
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