normal human plasma

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normal human plasma n.
Sterile plasma obtained by pooling the liquid portion of whole blood to which has been added a solution of potassium or sodium citrate, or both, from eight or more healthy adult humans and by exposing it to ultraviolet light to destroy bacterial and viral contaminants.

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