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During hemostasis, three steps occur in rapid sequence: (1) vascular spasm; (2) platelet plug...

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During hemostasis, three steps occur in rapid sequence:

(1) vascular spasm;

(2) platelet plug formation;

(3) coagulation, or blood clotting.

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Blood clotting:

Blood clotting refers to the stoppage of bleeding through a broken blood vessel. This is an important homeostatic mechanism and an example of positive feedback. Preventing blood loss in necessary in order to maintain proper fluid balance, oxygen delivery, and blood pressure.

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Blood Coagulation and Wound Healing

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Chapter 6 / Lesson 18
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After suffering a wound, the body does everything it can to promote blood clotting and, ultimately, wound healing. The general term hemostasis refers to the stoppage of bleeding, and it just one of the many factors, others being platelets and thromboxane A2, that are essential for proper wound healing. This lesson details the process of blood coagulation, from the clotting factors to the coagulation cascade.


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