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plate·let

 (plāt′lĭt)
n.
A minute, nonnucleated, disklike cytoplasmic body found in the blood plasma of mammals that is derived from a megakaryocyte and functions to promote blood clotting. Also called blood platelet, thrombocyte.

platelet

(ˈpleɪtlɪt)
n
(Physiology) a minute cell occurring in the blood of vertebrates and involved in clotting of the blood. Formerly called: thrombocyte
[C19: a small plate]

plate•let

(ˈpleɪt lɪt)

n.
a small platelike body, esp. a blood platelet.

plate·let

(plāt′lĭt)
Any of the numerous small round structures found in the blood of mammals that function in the clotting of blood. Platelets are formed in the bone marrow, contain no nuclei, and ingest and absorb foreign particles, including viruses.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.platelet - tiny bits of protoplasm found in vertebrate bloodplatelet - tiny bits of protoplasm found in vertebrate blood; essential for blood clotting
living substance, protoplasm - the substance of a living cell (including cytoplasm and nucleus)
Translations
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platelet

[ˈpleɪtlɪt] Nplaqueta f

platelet

[ˈpleɪtlət] (= blood cell) nplaquette fplate rack n (for drying)égouttoir m; (for storing)range-assiettes m invplate tectonics ntectonique f des plaques

platelet

n (Physiol) → Plättchen nt

platelet

[ˈpleɪtlɪt] n (Bio) → piastrina

plate·let

n. plaqueta, elemento celular esencial en la coagulación de la sangre.

platelet

n plaqueta
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Role of platelet activating factor in development of thrombocytopenia and neutropenia in dogs with endotoxemia, Am J Vet Res.
Again, release of high level of platelet activating factors by monocytes associated with secondary infection induce platelet consumption and increase adhesiveness of platelet with vascular endothelial cells produce thrombocytopenia.
These may include arachidonic acid metabolites (prostaglandin E2 [PGE2], thromboxane A2 [TXA2], and leukotriene B4 [LTB4]), platelet activating factor (PAF), cytokines (IL-1, IL-2, TNF-a, IL-8, IFN-g), and intercellular adhesion molecules (ICEM-I, etc.
Degranulation of mast cells during various stages of malarial infection releases a constellation of mediators like histamine, serotonin, heparin, proteoglycans, prostaglandins, leukotrienes, platelet activating factor (PAF), cytokines and tumor necrosis factor (2).
Ginkgo biloba is one of the three main ingredients in TRF; it has three components whose mechanisms of action reduce tinnitus: (1) flavonol glycosides, responsible for ginkgo's antioxidant actions; (2) ginkgolide fractions of terpene lactones, which support blood vessel relaxation and inhibit platelet activating factor, resulting in increased circulation, especially in the micro-capillaries that feed the brain, eyes, and ears; and (3) the bilobalide fraction of terpene lactones, which protects brain neurons by affecting gamma-aminobutyric acid receptors in the brain and by glutamate antagonism and antioxidant activity.
Rupatadine is a dual antagonist of histamine and platelet activating factor (PAF) that has shown promising results in a clinical trial.