Hemostasis

Hemostasis

Hemostasis is a balance between procoagulant, anticoagulant and fibrinolytic processes in the blood vessel. Damage to a blood vessel initiates a cascade of events involving endothelial cells, platelets and proteins. The result is the formation of a platelet-fibrin clot. Meanwhile, anticoagulant and fibrinolytic processes are started to inhibit the formation of unwanted clots (thrombosis). The following events can be distinguished in hemostasis:

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Platelet adhesion occurs as the result of

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What is true about platelets?