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Hear This Illustration: The Blood-Clotting CascadeThis diagram illustrates the blood clotting process.There are two ways through which the process isinitiated.The extrinsic pathways is activated when damaged tissue, such as the walls of blood vessels,release a tissue factor that activates blood clotting factors.The intrinsic pathway is initiated throughactivated platelets in the blood.Following a series of chemical reactions both pathways ultimately resultin the production of prothrombinase, an enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of prothombin to
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Fall
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Sharon Marusiak
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blood clotting factors

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