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What is the role of the liver in blood clotting?

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Mar 22, 2018


The liver produces proteins responsible for coagulation of blood, allowing it to turn from liquid to solid.


According to Wikipedia, some of the proteins synthesized by the liver include coagulation factors I (fibrinogen), II (prothrombin), V, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XIII, as well as protein C, protein S and antithrombin. These help during the process of coagulation, signalling the body to turn blood into a solid during clotting.