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Hello, just a small GCSE Biology question:

When mosquitoes inject a chemical to our blood they stop the blood from clotting ok well what does that mean? isnt that good in a way or it means that if i cut myself near the injection it wont clot very well?

Thanks for your time

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Hello, just a small GCSE Biology question:

When mosquitoes inject a chemical to our blood they stop the blood from clotting ok well what does that mean? isnt that good in a way or it means that if i cut myself near the injection it wont clot very well?

Thanks for your time

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It is to stop a clot forming around their mouthpiece, so they can suck more blood. The chemical they release acts very locally and so if you cut yourself it would be pretty much the same as normal.
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If I remember rightly, they stop it from clotting so that they can easily take up the blood, so yes, it is good for the mosquito.
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