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Unformatted text preview: flow. Platelet Plugs o Minor damage to blood vessels is repaired by platelet plugs. o Platelets use integrins to adhere to collagen, release chemicals (ADP and thromboxanes) that activate other platelets, and connect to one another with fibrinogen to form platelet plugs. Blood Clotting o Blood clotting, or coagulation, is formation of a clot (a network of protein fibers called fibrin). o There are three steps in the clotting process: Activation of clotting factors by connective tissue and chemicals, resulting in the formation of prothrombinase. Conversion of prothrombin to thrombin by prothrombinase. Conversion of fibrinogen to fibrin by thrombin....
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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.
- Fall '10