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Why Is It Called Christmas Disease?
Discussion Too much or too little causes the important homeostatic balance of life to be upset. This is true of the interactions between the circulatory and hematology systems of the body and their important function in ensuring that the circulatory system plumbing is not leaking (i.e. bleeding) and also not getting plugged up (i.e. thrombosis). A healthy system has adequate numbers of functional platelets, and protein synthesis of the factors needed for a balanced hemostasis system. An adequate amount of Vitamin K is needed for some factors activity. Additionally the absence of any drugs that interfere with platelets or t...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 14, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Marked hypofibrinogenemia and gastrointestinal bleeding after copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix) envenomation - Kopec KT, Yen M, Bitner M, Evans CS, Gerardo CJ.
We report a case of clinically significant gastrointestinal bleeding after a copper... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news