An infant's intestines are sterile at birth, therefore, lacking the bacteria necessary for the...

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An infant's intestines are sterile at birth, therefore, lacking the bacteria necessary for the synthesis of:

a. prothrombin

b. intrinsic factor

c. bile salts

d. billirubin

Blood Coagulation:

Coagulation or blood clotting is the process of forming a plug composed of platelet cells held by fibrin fibers at the site of injury to prevent blood loss. While blood clots in general is beneficial especially during injury, it can be extremely harmful if these are formed inside blood vessels and block the normal flow of blood.

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The correct answer is option (a) prothrombin

Prothrombin is a coagulation factor which is important in controlling blood clotting during blood vessel...

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What is Prothrombin Time? - Definition & Normal Range

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Prothrombin Time (PT) is the measurement of the time blood takes to coagulate to a thrombus (blood clot). Learn the procedure and normal range of PT, as well as the composition of blood itself that contributes to the difference in these measurements.


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