The author examines hemostasis in animals from all seven major vertebrate classes. Her research provides unique insights into the phylogenetic development of the various phases and components of hemostasis. This monograph is a valuable reference for students, researchers, and teachers of biology, zoology, veterinary science, and human medicine.
Introduction: Classification of Vertebrates. Alphabetical List of Animals. Evolution-A Simplified Version. Laboratory Methods. Human Hemostatic Mechanisms. Studies on Individual or Related Species: The Most Primitive Vertebrates. Cartilaginous Fish. Bony Fish. Amphibia. The First Land Dwellers. Domestic Fowl. Primitive Australian Mammals. The Opossum. The Spiny Hedgehog. Seals. The Camel Family. Comparative Families: Bleeding Times. General Coagulation Tests. Prothrombin Times and Activated Partial Thromboplastin Times. Thrombin Times. Thromboplastin Generation Tests. Coagulation Factors. Fibrinolytic Enzyme System. Serum Proteins and Crossimmuno Reactivity. Erythrocyte Size and Shape. Osmotic Fragility of Vertebrate Erythrocytes. Animal Plasma Aggregation of Human Platelets. Index.
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