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glossary:blood_clotting_factors [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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|+||(1) (Science: haematology) Any of a number of different [[protein]] factors which, when acting together, can form a [[blood clot]] shortly after [[platelets]] have broken at the site of the [[wound]]. |
|+||The factors have roman numeral names, like VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, and XIII. Defects in the genes which code for any of these factors result in [[genetic]] [[disease]]s like arachnaphobia, which results from a defect in the [[gene]] for factor VIII or IX.|