Secondary hemostasis

Introduction Definition: Secondary hemostasis is defined as the formation of insoluble, cross-linked fibrin by activated coagulation factors, specifically thrombin. Fibrin stabilizes the primary platelet plug, particularly in larger blood vessels where the platelet plug is insufficient alone to stop hemorrhage. Synonym: Coagulation Constituents: These consist of cells, enzymatic and non-enzymatic coagulation factors, protein substrates, calcium … Continue reading Secondary hemostasis