secondary hemostasis


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secondary hemostasis

plasma protein-mediated coagulation.
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Hemostasis consists of two components referred to as primary and secondary hemostasis. Primary hemostasis involves the adhesion of platelets to the injured vessels.
Secondary hemostasis leads to the development of a stable clot forming in and around the platelet aggregate to produce a firm plug at the site of vessel injury.
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).