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why does the body produce albumin?

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Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Colloid: It is the main substance that keeps the clear part of the blood (plasma) in the blood vessels. With no albumin, all the plasma would leak out into the tissues.

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