Contact activation in the extrinsic blood clotting system

R. Altman, H.C. Hemker

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    After contact activation, factor XII can convert factor VII into its active form. Factor XI enhances this action but appears not to be a compulsatory part of the system. The short circuit of the intrinsic system constituted by this pathway may be important in triggering the intrinsic coagulation system.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)525-531
    Number of pages7
    JournalThrombosis et diathesis haemorrhagica
    Issue number3-4
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1967

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