The active form of prothrombin.


The active form of prothrombin.

Blood clotting:

Blood clotting or coagulation is a process that prevents the loss of blood when the blood vessels get injured. The platelets and proteins in the plasma combine to form a clot which prevents further bleeding at the site of injury.

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Prothrombin is a glycoprotein, it is present in the blood plasma. It is necessary for the blood-clotting process. It is transformed into an active...

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What is Prothrombin Time? - Definition & Normal Range


Chapter 20 / Lesson 7

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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