What is thromboplastin? Give a brief explanation of how it works.


What is thromboplastin? Give a brief explanation of how it works.


Coagulation, also known as clotting, is the mechanism of forming a blood clot. Since it is the second step in the process of preventing blood loss from a ruptured artery or vein, the development of a clot is also referred to as secondary hemostasis. Blood vessel constriction, also known as vasoconstriction, and platelet accumulation at the site of vessel injury characterize the first step, primary hemostasis. Clots may form in a vessel that has not been breached under unusual conditions, resulting in an occlusion or blockage of the vessel.

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Thromboplastin (TPL) is an enzyme that aids in blood coagulation by catalyzing prothrombin to thrombin conversion which incorporates a plasma mixture...

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