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The effect of calcium on fibrinolysis in vitro
  1. Sally Bruce1
  1. Haematology Department, St. George's Hospital, London


    The influence of calcium on fibrinolysis in vitro has been studied. In the absence of inhibitors, fibrinolytic activity is enhanced by calcium. In whole blood the inhibitory effect of calcium on fibrinolysis can be explained by its effect on the inhibitors present. Anti-activator is dependent on the presence of calcium for its formation, although calcium has no further influence on its action. Antiplasmin activity is enhanced by the presence of calcium.

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    • 1 Present address: Children's Medical Research Foundation, Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia.