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Blood coagulation

Similar term(s): Blood clotting.

Definition:

Blood coagulation is the process by which liquid blood changes into semisolid blood clots. It helps preventing blood loss from damaged blood vessels.

Source: GreenFacts

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When a blood vessel is damaged, small blood particles called platelets immediately form a plug at the site of injury. Shortly after, blood proteins, called coagulation factors or clotting factors, respond in a complex cascade to strengthen the platelet plug. Later, the wound heals and the platelet plug is broken down.

Source: GreenFacts

Related words:

Blood serum - Circulatory system - Stroke

Translation(s):

Deutsch: Blutgerinnung
Español: Coagulación sanguínea
Français: Coagulation sanguine

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