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Coagulation

General

Hemostasis - general


Reviewer: Jeremy Parsons, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 9 June 2012, last major update June 2012
Copyright: (c) 2002-2012, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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● 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

Diagrams
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Hemostasis Overview

Additional references
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Goodnight Jr, Scott & Hathaway (Eds) (2001). Disorders of Hemostasis & Thrombosis: A Clinical Guide: McGraw-Hill

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