Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 42 - 42.4 - Concept Check - Page 937: 2


Hemophilia is characterized by an inability to clot blood when necessary. Introduction of clotting factors in a patient with hemophilia corrects the issue.

Work Step by Step

There are many instances in which it is necessary for blood to be able to clot. Patients with hemophilia are unable to do this effectively when needed, which presents a danger of hemorrhage or other complications. In other words, if the blood cannot clot when necessary, exterior bleeding following a cut will not stop.
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