Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (14th Edition)

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1305073959
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-395-1

Chapter 36 - Self-Quiz - Page 639: 5


b. blood clotting

Work Step by Step

When a blood vessel becomes injured, platelets traveling in the blood start sticking to the site. This attracts more platelets. Platelets are parts of a large cell called a megakaryocyte that has broken up; the platelet itself is made up of cytoplasm bound by a membrane.
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