Vascular endothelium, haemostasis and thrombosis.

  title={Vascular endothelium, haemostasis and thrombosis.},
  author={Colin N. Chesterman},
  journal={Blood reviews},
  volume={2 2},
The vascular endothelium consists of a monolayer of cells. Integrity of the endothelium is essential for maintenance of blood fluidity as the subendothelium is composed of structures which rapidly activate platelets and coagulation. Recent research indicates that the endothelium is involved in other processes particularly vasoactivity, immune reactions and inflammatory processes. Much of the information has come from experiments using cells in culture and there has been considerable progress in… CONTINUE READING