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a measure of duration. See under adjectives for specific times, such as bleeding time.
activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT, aPTT) the period required for clot formation in recalcified blood plasma after contact activation and the addition of platelet substitutes such as brain cephalins or similar phospholipids; used to assess the coagulation pathways. A prolonged aPTT can indicate a deficiency of any of various coagulation factors, including factors XII, XI, IX, VIII, X, V, and II, and fibrinogen.
AEC minimal response time the shortest duration at which x-ray exposure can be terminated by automatic exposure control.
atrioventricular sequential time a fixed nonprogrammable interval that extends from the atrial stimulus to the ventricular stimulus.
bleeding time the time required for a standardized wound to stop bleeding; used as a test for platelet disorders; see also bleeding time.
circulation time the time required for blood to flow between two given points; see also circulation time.
clotting time (coagulation time) the time required for blood to clot in a glass tube; see also clotting.
cold ischemia time the time between the placement of a traumatically amputated body part in ice and the time of surgical replantation.
inertia time the time required to overcome the inertia of a muscle after reception of a stimulus.
ischemia time the total time between traumatic amputation of a limb or portion of a limb and its surgical reimplantation; it is the sum of warm and cold ischemia times.
minimal response time in radiology, the shortest possible exposure time for an x-ray film to be exposed automatically.
one-stage prothrombin time prothrombin time.
prothrombin time see prothrombin time.
real time a term used to describe a recording device that shows events simultaneously to their occurrence.
thrombin time the time required for plasma fibrinogen to form thrombin; see also thrombin time.
warm ischemia time the time interval between traumatic amputation of a limb or part and its placement on ice.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

co·ag·u·la·tion time

temporal duration required for blood to coagulate.
Synonym(s): clotting time
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co·ag·u·la·tion time

(kō-ag'yū-lā'shŭn tīm)
Temporal duration required for blood to coagulate.
Synonym(s): clotting time.
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Evaluation of blood groups, bleeding time and clotting time are the most important and initial haematological parameters.
on the other hand, no significant difference was seen between [T.sub.0] and [T.sub.1] with respect to clotting time, PT, TT or aPTT (p=0.504, p=0.183, p=0.262, p=0.974, respectively).
The blood parameters of tench including clotting time, TC, RBC and WBC counts, Hct, Lct, plasma glucose and proteins found sensitive to high levels of zinc.
CT: Clotting time Table 4: The intergroup comparison of mean CT between menstrual phase, proliferative phase, ovulatory phase, and secretory phase (n=40) Phases Mean difference P value Menstrual phase Proliferative phase 6.00 0.728 Menstrual phase Ovulatory phase 14.75 0.295 Menstrual phase Secretory phase 5.00 0.534 Proliferative phase Ovulatory phase 8.75 0.194 Proliferative phase Secretory phase -1.00 0.934 Ovulatory phase Secretory phase -9.75 0.313 P<0.05 (significance); >0.05 (not significance).
The possible effects of different clotting times on the concentration of S1P-d18:2 in serum were investigated using samples collected in tubes with a coagulation enhancer (n = 50) and samples collected in tubes without a coagulation enhancer, which were associated with multiple time points (n = 43 at each time point).
Whole blood clotting time of rat blood after administration of SLN formulation and clopidogrel suspension was evaluated in male Wistar rats that were fasted overnight.
A novel thrombelastograph tissue factor/kaolin assay of activated clotting times for monitoring heparin anticoagulation during cardiopulmonary bypass.
Complete blood count, bleeding time, clotting time and prothrombin time were normal except for significantly lower hemoglobin in women when compared with men.
Bedside whole-blood clotting times: Validity after snakebites.
The results of clotting time of blood treated with mushroom extract in PT assay are presented in Table 2.
After researching the industry's best practices, Silvercrest Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, a high acuity skilled nursing facility in Briarwood, N.Y., began its own trial to reduce the time it takes to receive blood test results for INR (International Normalized Ratio for blood clotting time) levels and the time frame for adjusting a resident's medication dose.