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The vital importance of hemostasis and various constituents of the coagulation, platelet function, and fibrinolytic systems has been established. This text reviews each component involved in the mechanism of hemostasis. Information on the biochemistry of the glycoproteins and proteases involved in blood coagulation, platelet aggregation and release, and fibrinolysis including endogenous and exogenous activators and inhibitors of the fibrinolytic systems is thoroughly presented. The text emphasizes the pathophysiologic and clinical description of congenital and acquired hemorrhagic diseases. The systematic, orderly approach is of considerable help and benefit to the person who desires to become acquainted with this discipline, as well
Bleeding Disorders: Investigation and Management.. Ann Intern Med. ;98:692. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-98-5-692_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(5_Part_1):692.
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