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Related to common pathway: coagulation, final common pathway, Intrinsic pathway
common pathwayAny final route in a molecular 'cascade' in which there is a complex interplay among enzymes, substrates, activators, inactivators, and a relatively small signal is 'amplified' by a positive feedback loop to produce an effect Coagulation A CP is initiated by either the extrinsic or intrinsic pathway, either of which activates factor X–Xa, which in turn activates factor II, converting it into thrombin in the presence of factor V, Ca2+, and membrane phospholipid, and activate prothrombinase producing thrombin from prothrombin; prothrombin then converts fibrinogen into fibrin, forming a blood clot, that becomes irreversible when factor XIII is activated
The pathway that results from the merging of the extrinsic and intrinsic pathways. The common pathway includes the final steps before a clot is formed.
Mentioned in: Partial Thromboplastin Time
a shared structure, function, disease. See also under specific name of the item, e.g. atrioventricular canal.
common chemical sense
mediated by the trigeminal nerve from chemical sense organs in the conjunctival sac and in the nasal and buccal cavities.
the fee for professional services agreed to formally or informally by a local group of the veterinary profession, usually determined by an interpractice survey of fees actually charged.
the law of common usage, the practice or code which is usually followed. Based on decisions of the courts in individual cases. It is not written down as statutory law is.
see coagulation pathways.
see sodium chloride.
a point from which a number of animals are infected or affected. The point from which a common source or point epidemic begins.
see sedum acre.
a fish. See catostomus commersoni.