Which of the following plasma proteins plays a role in blood clotting?
Composition of Plasma:
Plasma is the straw-coloured liquid portion of the blood. Plasma is composed chiefly of water (91.5%), followed by plasma protein (7%), and other solutes (1.5%). Examples of plasma proteins include albumins, globulins, and fibrinogen.
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The correct answer is c. Fibrinogen is converted to fibrin in the coagulation cascade. Fibrin forms an insoluble mesh that holds a blood clot...
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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.