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10 INR Test Facts

The human body is an integration of complex system of tissues, each with a definite function. Normally, the body has a certain mechanism in store to defend various delicate body organs in case of an attack or damage. The involvement of antibodies in the immune system, self-healing processes, and coagulation, among others, are some of … Continue reading “10 INR Test Facts”

Understanding Platelets and Blood Clotting

2 Less Known Roles: Platelets and Blood Clotting

Platelets are discoid blood components without a nucleus, varying between 2-3 microns in diameter. It circulates in the blood for 7-10 days before being disposed by the macrophages. It is formed in the bone marrow by fragmentation of the cytoplasm of mature megakaryocytes. One megakaryocyte produces between 1000 – 3000 platelets. Platelet formation is mediated by thrombopoietin … Continue reading “2 Less Known Roles: Platelets and Blood Clotting”

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10 Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) Facts

Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) Before we proceed, let us first define what is DIC. Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (abbreviated as DIC), is an acquired hematological disorder characterized by the abnormal clotting of blood where fibrin formation causes micro vascular thrombi in selected organs. This disorder is known to influence the development of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS). 1. … Continue reading “10 Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) Facts”

Blood Clot Symptoms

10 Common Blood Clot Symptoms

The blood flows to different parts of the body through the blood vessels. When a body tissue is injured, the damage likely indicates impaired blood vessel integrity which can lead to bleeding. If the body does not develop an effective clotting mechanism to prevent the bleeding, excessive amount of blood can be lost. What is … Continue reading “10 Common Blood Clot Symptoms”