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Textbook Problem

Which of the following cause blood clotting at a traumatized site?

A. Thrombocytes

B. Basophils

C. Monocytes

D. Eosinophils

Summary Introduction

Introduction:

Injury or trauma causes blood to ooze at the site. To prevent blood loss, a clot formation takes place. The clotting of blood or coagulation is a process that occurs with the help of a type of formed element and other proteins that are present in the plasma of the blood.

Explanation

Explanation for the correct answer:

Option (a) is given as “thrombocytes.” It is correct because platelets, also called thrombocytes, are released to the site of injury in a vessel. Along with the other proteins in the plasma, they form a meshwork that gives rise to a platelet plug. It eventually forms a clot that helps to seal off the blood vessels in the injured site. Hence, option (a) is correct.

Explanation for incorrect answers:

Option (b) is given as “basophils.” It is incorrect because basophils are useful in allergic and inflammatory conditions. They do not play a role in blood clotting, instead, basophil has heparin, which is an anticoagulant...

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