Albumin is the most common protein found in plasma. It is primarily responsible for the colloid pressure of normal plasma, making it useful in regulating the volume of circulatory blood. It is manufactured by cold ethanol fractionation from a pool of approximately 10,000 blood donors. Caution: Administering 25% albumin in error, instead of 5%, could result in severe circulatory overload.
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