Hemostasis and the Menstrual Cycle

  • Derek Ogston

Abstract

The separate consideration of hemostasis in relation to the menstrual cycle is pertinent for three reasons. Firstly, any alterations in hemostatic components through the cycle must be considered in studies on women in their reproductive years. Secondly, the changes may provide information on the influence of hormonal changes on the hemostatic mechanism. Thirdly, the periodic shedding of the endometrium offers a unique physiological challenge to the hemostatic system.

Keywords

Estrogen Prostaglandin Progesterone Thrombin Fibrinogen 

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© Derek Ogston 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Derek Ogston
    • 1
  1. 1.University of AberdeenUK

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