Word Key

Anticoagulant • Delaying or preventing blood coagulation

Fibronectin • Protein involved in wound healing and cell adhesion

Lumen • Space within an artery, vein, or intestine or tube Morbidity • State of being diseased Mortality • Death

Polymerize • Process by which a simple chemical substance or substances are changed into a substance of a much higher molecular weight but with the same proportions

Thrombolysis • Breaking up of a clot

Transaminase • Aminotransferase (an enzyme)

Vasoconstriction • Decrease in the diameter of the blood vessels that decreases the blood flow

Viscosity • State of being sticky or gummy

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