Hemostasis, general

Author: Jeremy Parsons, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 29 February 2016, last major update June 2012

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PubMed Search: Hemostasis [title] coagulation
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Definition / general
  • Involves formation of blood clots to stop bleeding from damaged vessels, and activation of natural anticoagulation and fibrinolytic systems to limit clot formation to sites of injury
  • Bleeding disorders are due to defects in clot formation or overactive fibrinolytic systems
  • Hypercoagulability disorders are due to defects in anticoagulant system or underactive fibrinolytic systems
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Hemostasis overview