Describe the blood clotting process (thromboplastin release, conversion of prothrombin to thrombin and fibrinogen to fibrin) and its role in cardiovascular disease (CVD). (Activity 1.8)

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Blood clotting process:

  • When blood comes into contact with collagen, thromboplastin is released from the damaged tissue and platelets.
  • This converts Prothrombin into Thrombin.
  • Thrombin then converts soluble fibrinogen into


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