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For the blood clotting process to be normal, one factor and one co-enzyme is needed. Name them.

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For the blood clotting process to be normal, one factor and one co-enzyme is needed. Name them.

Blood clotting

Blood clotting is the process of coagulation of blood cells at the site of a wound or a cut to prevent excess loss of blood. A clot is a gel-like form of blood which forms due to several factors. A defect in the blood clotting mechanism in the body can result in haemorrhage and can be extremely dangerous. Some disorders that result in improper blood clotting are - Haemophilia (certain factors that are responsible for the formation of the clot are mutated and thus hamper clot formation), Von Willebrand disease (deficiency in a particular factor called the Von Willebrand factor required for platelet adhesion) and Thrombosis (blood clots inside a blood vessel, thus obstructing the flow of blood to and from an organ).

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The two compounds that are needed for blot clotting to happen are factor V and thrombin. The first is a protein cofactor that is activated by the...

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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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