Blood clotting factor

Definition

noun, plural: blood clotting factors

Any of the many plasma components involved in blood clot formation


Supplement

Examples of blood clotting factors in humans are as follows:

The lack of, or insufficiency of, blood clotting factors may lead to inefficient blood clotting. Haemophilia is a condition characterized by excessive bleeding due to a defective blood clot formation caused by faulty genes associated with the production of blood clotting factors, e.g. factor VIII (antihaemophilic factor).


Also called:

  • coagulation factor

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