Cite this page: Hemostasis, general. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://pathologyoutlines.com/topic/coagulationhemostasisgeneral.html. Accessed January 23rd, 2018.
Definition / general
- Involves formation of blood clots to stop bleeding from damaged vessels, and activation of natural anticoagulation and fibrinolytic systems to limit clot formation to sites of injury
- Bleeding disorders are due to defects in clot formation or overactive fibrinolytic systems
- Hypercoagulability disorders are due to defects in anticoagulant system or underactive fibrinolytic systems