dic disseminated intravascular coagulation

10 Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) Facts

Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) 1. Causes/Risk factors. Before we proceed to the causes and risk factors, let us 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 … Continue reading “10 Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) 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”