TITLE

Chapter 15: Overview of Hemostasis and Platelet Physiology

AUTHOR(S)
Castellone, Donna
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
Hematology in Practice;2007, p229
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
Chapter 15 of the book "Hematology in Practice" is presented. It offers an overview of the systems involved in hemostasis. It traces the history of the study of blood coagulation. It discusses coagulation, its role in hemostasis and the two major systems of hemostasis. It explains the mechanism of vasoconstriction, events following vascular injury, platelet function and kinetics, and classification of coagulation factors. Also included are the common pathway, thrombin formation, and fibrinolysis.
ACCESSION #
28628522

 

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