How a blood clot is forms

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  • How a Blood Clot Forms
    • A protein called thrombosis is released from the damage blood vessels
      • Thromboplastin triggers the conversion of prothrombin (a soluble protein) into thrombin (an enzyme)
        • Thrombin then catalyses the conversion of fibrinogen (a soluble protein) to fibrin ( solid insoluble fibres)
          • The fibrin fibres tangle together and form a mesh in which placelets (small fragments of cells in the blood) and the blood cells get trapped
            • This forms the blood clot


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