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In the law of Defamation, a formal recanting of the libelous or slanderous material.

Retraction is not a defense to defamation, but under certain circumstances, it is admissible in Mitigation of Damages.


Libel and Slander.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


n. 1) to withdraw any legal document in a lawsuit or other legal proceeding, or withdraw a promise or offer of contract. 2) in defamation, particularly libel, the correction of any untruth published in a newspaper or magazine or broadcast on radio or television usually upon the demand of the person about whom the damaging false statement was made. A clear and complete retraction will usually end the right of the defamed party to go forward with a lawsuit for damages for libel. In most states a retraction must be demanded before the suit is filed, in order to cure the problem without litigation. (See: defamation, libel)

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Fibrin-[alpha]2AP crosslinks are also responsible for only weak effects, but these cross-links result in strong inhibition of clot lysis when clot retraction occurs.
Ichinose, "Impaired clot retraction in factor XIII A subunit-deficient mice," Blood, vol.
In this work, we evaluated the properties of lavender oil in vitro towards platelet aggregation induced by various agents (ADP, arachidonic acid, collagen and the stable thromboxane receptor agonist U46619) and its effect on clot retraction induced by thrombin.
Fibrin clot retraction was induced by addition of 50 [micro]l thrombin 20 U/ml.
Weiner, "Clot retraction and fibrinolysis," Clinical Chemistry, vol.
describe the effect of the phosphatase inhibitor calyculin-A on various platelet activation mechanisms contributing to clot formation, clot retraction, and thrombin generation and conclude that this inhibitor could serve as a useful tool in experimental studies.
The Effect of CLA on Clot Retraction. It could be observed that clot formation and retraction commenced already by 20 minutes and by 60 minutes both the nonactivated and the TRAP-activated samples displayed an intense clot retraction.