Hemorrhage - Hemorrhage- An escape of blood from blood The...

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Hemorrhage- An escape of blood from blood The risk of insufficient blad clotting blood clotting is especially high if vitamin E is taken in conjunction with anticoagulant medications (ex-heavy aspirin, coumadin) Vitamin K is vital for blood clotting, working along with various proteins and calcium. The K stands for koagulation, coagulation spelt in Denmark Coagulation- blood clotting essentially a transition of blood from a liquid cell suspension into a solid, gel-like form Vitamin K contributes to the activation of several blood-clotting factors. Vitamin K also activates protein present in bone, muscle, kidneys, thereby imparting calcium-binding potential to these organs. A poor vitamin K intake has been linked to hip fractures in women because of its effect on various proteins in bone. Bioavailablitity- The degree to which an ingested nutrient is absorbed and theus is available to the body. Beriberi- the thiamin deficiency disorder characterized by muscle weakness, loss of
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course NTR 108 taught by Professor Dehysschen during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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