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How does adrenaline affect blood clotting?

How does adrenaline affect blood clotting?

Several ways: Adrenaline (epinephrine) constricts blood vessels to decrease the blood flow to a cut or wound, so the blood trying to clot there has an easier time doing so. Epinephrine is believed to activate or encourage platelets to do their clumping and clotting actions. Epinephrine is also thought to activate blood clotting chemicals to help form clots with the fibrin and other particles in the blood. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Adrenaline (Definition)

Adrenalin(e) / Epinephrine is the hormone produced by the adrenal medulla that speeds and strengths the heart, dilates the airways, and shifts blood flow to the muscles. Often this is in response ...Read more


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Why would i be going on three weeks of random blood clotting?

Why would i be going on three weeks of random blood clotting?

Assuming vaginal?: Assuming this is vaginal, there are many causes of vaginal bleeding. If it continues, see your physician. Testing includes blood work, ultrasounds and possible taking a sample from the lining of your uterus. ...Read more

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What is the role of zymogens in blood clotting?

What is the role of zymogens in blood clotting?

Homework: This is a homework question found on multiple discussion boards. The clotting factors are mostly zymogens that are activated by other members of the cascade. This doesn't lend itself to being explained in 400 words but you can find full discussions once you understand what a zymogen itself actually is. ...Read more

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What is the cause of blood clotting during menstration?

What is the cause of blood clotting during menstration?

Clotting factors: Your blood contains clotting factors that allow you to clot after your endometrial lining has been shed. THis prevents you from losing endless blood and controls the amount of bleeding you experience ...Read more

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How are blood coagulation and blood clotting different?

Same thing: Clotting and coagulation are used as synonims. A hematologist could beg to differ, but otherwise used as absolute synonims. ...Read more

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What number of types of blood clotting disorders are there?

Too many to list: The clotting disorder may result in poor clotting or excessive clotting. Both can be hereditary or acquired. Commonest lack of clotting disorder is induced by physicians prescribing so call blood thinners. ...Read more

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How do you prevent abnormal blood clotting?

How do you prevent abnormal blood clotting?

Vitamins: The clotting system is very well self-regulated; there is little you can do to change it. About the only thing that matters is that some clotting factors depend on the presence of vitamin k in the diet; if there isn't enough, the production of clotting factors will go down, and your blood won't clot normally. That's how Coumadin (warfarin) works - it interferes with the function of vitamin k. ...Read more

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Do blood clotting disorders run in the family?

Do blood clotting disorders run in the family?

Depends: Some blood clotting disorders are genetic (passed through your family); while others are acquired. The answer to your question depends on the specific type you're asking about. Wish I could be more helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Tia Tortoriello
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Epinephrine (Definition)

Epinephrine is a rhythm control agent which is a ...Read more