New fundamentals in hemostasis.

  title={New fundamentals in hemostasis.},
  author={Henri H Versteeg and Johan W. M. Heemskerk and Marcel Levi and Pieter H. Reitsma},
  journal={Physiological reviews},
  volume={93 1},
Hemostasis encompasses the tightly regulated processes of blood clotting, platelet activation, and vascular repair. After wounding, the hemostatic system engages a plethora of vascular and extravascular receptors that act in concert with blood components to seal off the damage inflicted to the vasculature and the surrounding tissue. The first important component that contributes to hemostasis is the coagulation system, while the second important component starts with platelet activation, which… 

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