Definitions for "Clotting Factors"
Related Topic"Substances in the bloodstream, especially vitamin K, that are important in the process of blood clotting..."
A group of proteins, such as fibrinogen, prothrombin, and factor VII, that circulate in the blood and are required for forming blood clots. Since several clotting factors are manufactured by the liver, people with advanced liver failure sometimes have abnormally low levels of them and are therefore prone to bruising and prolonged bleeding. These proteins are sometimes referred to as ‘coagulation factors.'
any of the factors in the blood whose actions are essential for blood coagulation