blood-clotting vitamin

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  • bleeding and blood clotting — ▪ disease Introduction       escape of blood from blood vessels into surrounding tissue and the process of coagulation through the action of platelets. Significance of hemostasis       The evolution of high pressure blood circulation in… …   Universalium

  • Vitamin K — has also been used as a slang term for ketamine, an unrelated anaesthetic. Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone). Both forms of the vitamin contain a functional naphthoquinone ring and an aliphatic side chain. Phylloquinone has a phytyl side chain …   Wikipedia

  • vitamin K — n. a fat soluble vitamin, synthesized constantly by intestinal bacteria in mammals and occurring in certain green vegetables, fish meal, etc., that promotes blood clotting and is required for the synthesis of prothrombin by the liver: the two… …   Universalium

  • Blood substitutes — Blood substitutes, often called artificial blood, are used to fill fluid volume and/or carry oxygen and other blood gases in the cardiovascular system. Although commonly used, the term is not accurate since human blood performs many important… …   Wikipedia

  • Vitamin A — is retinol. Carotene compounds (found, for example, in egg yolk, butter and cream) are gradually converted by the body to vitamin A (retinol). A form of vitamin A called retinal is responsible for transmitting light sensation in the retina of the …   Medical dictionary

  • Vitamin B1 — is thiamine. Vitamin B1 acts as a coenzyme in the metabolism of the body. Deficiency of thiamine leads to beriberi, a disease of the heart and nervous system. The word vitamin was coined in 1911 by the Warsaw born biochemist Casimir Funk (1884… …   Medical dictionary

  • Vitamin B1 — thiamine — Vitamin B1 is thiamine. It acts as a coenzyme in the metabolism of the body. Deficiency of thiamine leads to beriberi, a disease of the heart and nervous system. The word vitamin was coined in 1911 by the Warsaw born biochemist Casimir Funk (1884 …   Medical dictionary

  • vitamin K — n. a fat soluble vitamin, synthesized constantly by intestinal bacteria in mammals and occurring in certain green vegetables, fish meal, etc., that promotes blood clotting and is required for the synthesis of prothrombin by the liver: the two… …   English World dictionary

  • vitamin K — ► NOUN ▪ any of a group of compounds found mainly in green leaves and essential for the blood clotting process, including phylloquinone (vitamin K1) and menaquinone (vitamin K2) …   English terms dictionary

  • blood disease — Introduction       any disease of the blood, involving the red blood cells (erythrocytes (erythrocyte)), white blood cells (leukocytes (leukocyte)), or platelets (platelet) (thrombocytes) or the tissues in which these elements are formed the bone …   Universalium

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