clotting factor


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clot·ting fac·tor

any of the various plasma components involved in the clotting process.
Synonym(s): coagulation factor

clotting factor

Coagulation factor. See Factor.

clot·ting fac·tor

(klot'ing fak'tŏr)
Any of the various plasma components involved in the clotting process.

Clotting factor

Also known as coagulation factors. Proteins in the plasma which serve to activate various parts of the blood clotting process by being transformed from inactive to active form.
Mentioned in: Coagulation Disorders

clot·ting fac·tor

(klot'ing fak'tŏr)
Any plasma components involved in clotting.
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A: Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder in which blood has insufficient amount of certain proteins called blood clotting factors that are needed for blood clotting or coagulation, i.e., the formation of a blood clot or coagulate.
Additionally, the presence of specific inhibitors, commonly targeting factor VIII, can cause clotting factor degradation.
Hemostasis is a complex interaction between platelets and clotting factors, all of which must be sufficiently present to stop bleeding.
The missing clotting factor is injected into the bloodstream using a needle.
Infusing a crystalloid solution (normal saline or lactated Ringer's solution) or stored packed red blood cells without clotting factors into a hemorrhaging patient will dilute the clotting factors and can actually make the patient more coagulopathic.
The most common form of the disease is hemophilia A, or classic hemophilia, in which the clotting factor VIII is either deficient or defective.
This clotting factor concentrate is the first biologic product approved for patients with von Willebrand disease (vWD) who are undergoing surgery or invasive procedures and for whom desmopressin is either ineffective or contraindicated, according to the FDA.
In its bite, the tiger keelback delivers slow-acting salivary toxins, which disable a clotting factor in the blood of its victims.
Coverage includes include understanding blood and the circulatory system; anemia and other hemoglobin diseases such as sickle cell anemia; cancer of the blood, including the various types of leukemia and associated bone marrow disorders; bleeding disorders such as hemophilia and clotting factor deficiencies; disorders of the veins and blood vessels (such as varicose veins); disorders of the arteries (such as high blood pressure) and clotting; and inflammatory and infectious circulatory disorders such as vasculitis, thrombosis, and stroke.
By all accounts, this represents a dramatic reduction in the amount of reimbursement that provides for blood clotting factor and a few ancillary supplies.
The proteolytic enzyme is preferably selected from the group consisting of thrombin, activated clotting factor, activated fibrinolytic factor, and activated component of the complement system.
Hayden Lewis,from the campaign group Haemophilia Wales, was infected with HIV by a blood clotting factor he was given in 1985 and was told about his Hepatitis C in 1993.