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platelet in Medicine topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishplateletplate‧let /ˈpleɪtlɪt/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 HBHMone of the very small flat round cells in your blood that help it become solid when you bleed, so that you stop bleeding
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plateletThese findings suggest that lipoprotein abnormalities in the diabetic state may also indirectly affect platelet function by damaging vascular endothelium.The distributional asymmetries of phospholipids in the plasma membrane of erythrocytes and platelets are shown in Fig. 2.This would enable prospective studies to be performed to determine the importance of platelet function in the development of vascular disease.The L-arginine-NO system exerts various biological actions including vascular smooth muscle relaxation and inhibition of platelet aggregation.An ion exchange process creates an aqueous slurry of platelets of molecular dimensions.A minor fraction of phosphatidylserine may be present at the outer surface of platelets, but this can not usually be detected.The earliest finding is the platelet adhesion to collagen fibres followed by aggregation and formation of a platelet plug.Maternity blues linked to platelet receptors TWO-THIRDS of women suffer from postnatal depression, accompanied by crying, confusion and tension.