Clotting Factors

Definition of Clotting Factors:

Substances in the bloodstream, especially vitamin K, that are important in the process of blood clotting.  Prolonged bleeding is produced when these substances are absent.

Also: Clotting Factor

Topics Related to Clotting Factors

Calcium Requirement

...the condition
“...Calcium is also needed for blood clotting and activating clotting factors...”

Vitamin K

...as a treatment
“...Not only is vitamin K involved in the synthesis of clotting factors VII, IX, and X; it is also involved in the conversion of pre-prothrombin to prothrombin (the precursor to thrombin), which is important in fibrin blood clot formation...”

Vitamin K Requirement

...the condition
“...The clotting factors are proteins, and include proteins called Factor II, Factor VII, Factor IX, and Factor X...”
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