Wound healing. November 4, 2004. Wound healing. Wound healing is the process of repair that follows injury to the skin and other soft tissues.
November 4, 2004
Following incision of the skin, a 5- to 10-minute period of vasoconstriction ensues, mediated by epinephrine, norepinephrine, prostaglandins, serotonin, and thromboxane.
Vasoconstriction causes temporary blanching of the wound and functions to reduce hemorrhage immediately following tissue injury, aid in platelet aggregation, and keep healing factors within the wound.