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platelets

(or thrombocytes) Disk-shaped structures in blood that promote clotting.
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Some common symptoms of having too many blood platelets include: skin bruising or bleeding from various areas such as the nose, mouth, and gums, or the stomach and intestinal tract.
In patients with ITP, the immune system attacks and destroys the body's own blood platelets, which play an active role in blood clotting and healing.
Moreover, we determined the effect of the phenolic extract on a nonenzymatic lipid peroxidation in resting blood platelets and enzymatic lipid peroxidation, arachidonic acid metabolism (measured by the level of thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS)), in blood platelets activated by thrombin (as a strong physiological agonist).
TEHRAN (FNA)- A new RNA test of blood platelets can be used to detect, classify and pinpoint the location of cancer by analyzing a sample equivalent to one drop of blood.
On October 15, 2002, she suffered a cerebral hemorrhage because she did not receive timely blood platelets.
The findings, published online in the Lancet Oncology, showed shorter treatment did not increase or significantly decrease survival for patients with normal levels of blood platelets.
This operation is important for many patients suffering form low blood platelets, cancer or those who get spinal transplant, indicating that there are two methods for collecting the blood platelets.
London, June 21(ANI): A team of bioengineers have trained a computer neural network model to foresee how blood platelets respond to intricate conditions found at the time of a heart attack or stroke.
Chris Edwards regularly travels to the city to donate blood platelets, agents in the blood that prevent bruising and stop bleedin g.
Doctors say the cases are spiralling as panicky patients insist on blood transfusion even when they don't need it and also because infected persons are donating blood platelets.
SPC Andrew Halttunen, a trained dental laboratory technician (68EN5), recently began working on a blood platelet protocol that involves freeze drying blood platelets.
More than 35 percent of donated blood platelets -- used to stem internal bleeding and clot the blood of cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy -- come from out of state because people in Los Angeles are too busy to give the Vampire an hour.