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.  Some research has indicated that vegetarian women are at less risk of osteoporosis than are omnivorous women...”

Vitamin K 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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