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Blood Control of Clot Formation Anticoagulants in the blood, such as antithrombin and heparin, prevent clot formation. Clot Retraction and Fibrinolysis Clot retraction condenses the clot, pulling the edges of damaged tissue closer together. Serum is plasma without clotting factors. Fibrinolysis (clot breakdown) is accomplished by plasmin. Blood Groups Blood groups are determined by antigens on the surface of erythrocytes. Antibodies can bind to erythrocyte antigens, resulting in agglutination or hemolysis of erythrocytes. ABO Blood Group o Type A blood has A antigens, type B blood has B antigens, type AB blood
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Unformatted text preview: has A and B antigens, and type O blood has neither A or B antigens. o Type A blood has B antibodies, type B blood has A antibodies, type AB blood has neither A or B antibodies, and type O blood has both A and B antibodies. o Mismatching the ABO blood group can result in transfusion reactions. Rh Blood Group o Rh-positive blood has Rh antigens, whereas Rh-negative blood does not. o Antibodies against the Rh antigen are produced when an Rh-negative person is exposed to Rh-positive blood. o The Rh blood group is responsible for hemolytic disease of the newborn....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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