Thursday, November 10, 2011

Clotting factors mnemonic

Hello everyone! =D

Clotting factors are substances in the blood that act in sequence to stop bleeding by forming a clot.

Here's a mnemonic to help you remember them ^___^

Clotting factors mnemonic
I Fibrinogen
II Prothrombin
III Tissue factor
IV Calcium
V Proaccelerin, Labile factor
VI  Unassigned – Old name of Factor Va
VII Stable factor, proconvertin
VIII Antihemophilic factor A
IX Antihemophilic factor B or Christmas factor
X Stuart-Prower factor
XI Plasma thromboplastin antecedent
XII Hageman factor
XIII Fibrin-stabilizing factor

Mnemonics:
"Fresher's Party Tonight, Come Let's Sing And Call Seniors, Please Have Fun"

"Foolish People Try Climbing Long Slopes After Christmas, Some People Have Fallen"

"Fit Pants, Tight Collars, Loose American Shirts Are Cool Says Pretty Heroine Farah"

My favorite mnemonic is the pretty heroine one.. I drew it too :P
Sunglasses = Cool ;)

Here is how you draw the coagulation cascade:


Intrinsic pathway is activated by subendothelial collagen.
Extrinsic pathway is activated by tissue thromboplastin.

Another mnemonic:
1972 WEPT

1972: Factors 10, 9, 7 & 2
W: Warfarin
E: Extrinsic
PT: Prothrombin Time

Factors X, IX, VII, II are Vitamin K dependent.
Warfarin acts on extrinsic pathway, prothrombin time used to check it.

If you know this, the other one is the other one.
Heparin acts on intrinsic pathway, partial thromboplastin time is used to check it.



Here is one for hemophilia.
Remember in hemophilia, bleeding time is normal, PTT is increased.

That's all! ^_^
Hope you remember :)
May you always stay awesome <3 p="">
-IkaN



47 comments:

  1. Thanks,the Foolish works for me cuz I am foolish. Hehe :-P:-)

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    1. We are all foolish in our own little way ^_^
      You're welcome!

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  2. huge help, thank you!!

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  3. really helpful!! especially with the illustrations! awesome!

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    1. I'm glad they were.. I'm working on converting all the illustrations into Photoshop work but it doesn't give the notebook feel I guess.. Gaaahh, thank you anyway ^__^

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  4. Fibbing Protestants ToldThe Catholics Lies (while) Satan's Anti Christ StuartPrower ProvedThatAll Hangingmen Fib(no more)

    Nic Rogers (AUA)
    * designed to teach not to offend

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  5. Really very helpful

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  6. Thanks for sharing it with us

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  7. Thanks! By the way, do factors III and IV help out?

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    1. You are most welcome :)

      Yes! Calcium (factor III) is required for coagulation factors to bind to phospholipid. That's why blood banks use a chelating agent to bind the calcium in donated blood so the blood will not clot in the bag.

      The complex of tissue factor with factor VIIa activates factor IX and catalyzes the conversion of the inactive protease factor X into the active protease factor Xa.

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  8. i love this site

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  9. i visited so many sites cx 3rd year studies are volatile soo i found ths site best one love u author so so muchh

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    1. Omg best compliment ever. Rock em studies, love! :D

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  10. Never had a chance to memorize these factors easy till I ran into this site. Thanks. Much help. The Pretty Heroine Farrah saves the day. Thank you again. Nice job.

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    1. You are most welcome. Happy to help.

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  11. Could you please tell me what is included in the coagulation cascade picture that you posted? I can't view it :s thanks

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    1. Awh :(

      Factor 10 is the target X..
      Start from 12, 11, 9, 8 is the intrinsic pathway..
      5 x 2 x 1 = 10 is the common pathway..
      and 7 is the extrinsic pathway!

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  12. would u please elaborate it .. im still not getting your point .. im 1st year student so new to it .. please explain me how you say it?

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    1. It's a mnemonic sweet heart. Can you pin point exactly which part did you not get?

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  13. awesome and thnx for makeing it easy

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  14. SO SO AWESOME OF YOU TO SHARE!! THANKS SO MUCH!!

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    1. SO SO APPRECIATIVE YOU ARE!! YOU'RE WELCOME!! :D

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  15. Simply awesome! You are great! Thank you so very much for posting this. I was getting nuts (well a little more than usual lol!) trying to figure it out the way to remember all these concepts. Love the drawings, that's exactly the way I study too. But going over so many things fades away my artistic side! Please if you have any other posting keep sharing it!
    Thanks a bunch

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    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for the compliments.

      Haha I know, it does overwhelm you. I recommend linking a hobby to studies to keep things interesting.

      I'll try my best. No problem, sweetheart.

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  16. HI :)
    I'd like to ask about the studying groups is there any possibility that i participate ?

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    1. Hey!
      Here's the information you need! http://medicowesome.blogspot.in/2015/03/more-information-on-study-group.html

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  17. Thrombin Time ...??

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  18. Thankuuuuu you're a life-saver! Bless you.

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    1. Thanks for the blessings and appreciation <3

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  19. Great mnemonics!!! #Creativity+Science=👍

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  20. i fall short of words to thank you ......

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    1. Your lil comment is enough <3
      You are most welcome!

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