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Fibrinogen occurs in the blood plasma, and is changed by a ferment into fibrin, to which the clotting of blood is due.
None of them, in man, coagulates spontaneously, although they contain fibrinogen.
Explain how blood clots by platelets producing thrombin, which converts soluble fibrinogen into insoluble fibrin.
The distended capillaries allow large molecules e.g. fibrinogen, red blood cells, to escape into the interstitial spaces.