Blood Clotting: The Force of Retraction

Science  21 Dec 1962:
Vol. 138, Issue 3547, pp. 1343-1344
DOI: 10.1126/science.138.3547.1343


The force of blood clot retraction was measured and found to be at least 104 dyne/cm2; this is sufficient to deform many soft tissues and to allow clots to retract in vivo.