Unformatted text preview: Thrornbus: a blood clot which plugs up a blood vessel Embolus: formed when a blood clot dislodges from a vessel and begins traveling through the blood stream looking for a vital organ to lodge itself, Factors Preventins Blood CIot Formation: 1. Smooth inner walls of uninjured vessels prevent platelets from rupturing and releasing their clotting enzymes. 2. Antlcoagulants and other substances in the blood prevent clot formation (i.e. heparin). Vitamin K deficiency (diet) prevents the formation of prothrombin. Hemophiliacs lack a clotting factor and bleed excessively fiom minor cuts. f;.'*-l '^ >4...
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- Spring '11
- Platelet, blood clotting, blood clot dislodges