During the final stage of clotting, the fibrin threads form an interlocking mesh of fibers, trapping red blood cells and sealing ruptured vessels.
Fibrinogen and Fibrin:
Fibrinogen is a plasma protein plays a large role during the process of blotting blood. Fibrinogen is a plasma protein that goes to the site of a wound and begins the clotting process. Fibrin is a protein that is produced during bleeding. On a macroscopic level, fibrin are the wisps of white fiber that protrudes from scabs on wounds.
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fromChapter 6 / Lesson 18
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.