secondary hemostasis


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secondary hemostasis

plasma protein-mediated coagulation.
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Platelets play a number of important roles in primary and secondary hemostasis.
To fully understand the complexities of DIC, it is essential to understand what occurs in normal hemostasis, which involves the interaction of primary hemostasis (action of platelets and vessels), secondary hemostasis (formation of the fibrin clot), and fibrinolysis (degradation of the fibrin clot and restoration of normal blood flow).
During secondary hemostasis, a fibrin clot forms and stabilizes the platelet plug.