Sunday, April 24, 2011

Classification of Coagulants

Introduction:

These are the substances which are helpful in the coagulation of the blood.

Bleeding can be caused by
1. Fibrinolytic states arising after prostatectomy or gastrointestinal surgery.
2. Hemophilia

In this case, hemophilia can be caused due to decrease of plasma coagulation factors such as factor VIII or IX.

Classification of Coagulants:
Protamine sulfate, Vitamin K, Aprotinin

Fibrinolytic inhibitors:
Aminocaproic acid, Tranexamic acid
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