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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)
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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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Several subjects also showed decreased platelet aggregation with the agonists, collagen and arachidonic acid (a total of 6 and 7 subjects, respectively).
The current trial, which is being undertaken at Aberdeen's Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, supports the company's aim to provide a daily dietary supplement with a significant effect on blood flow that does not completely suppress platelet aggregation.
Similarly, a smaller decrease in platelet aggregation and coagulability levels was observed in the control group.
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mg prasugrel dose achieved a lower level of platelet aggregation compared to
Currently aspirin therapy is monitored using platelet aggregation to measure the dose-response curve to diverse platelet activators including adrenaline, ADP, arachidonic acid and collagen.
They found that drinking about eight ounces of clarified tomato juice daily significantly reduced platelet aggregation in diabetes patients.
The new protein degrades ADP 100 times as readily as the original human enzyme does and is a potent inhibitor of platelet aggregation, Lu's team reports in the March 5 Cell.
They found that Viagra, by elevating levels of a compound in cells called cyclic guanosine monophosphate, or cGMP, actually encourages platelets to aggregate, thus amending 20 years of scientific claims that the compound acts to prevent platelet aggregation.
2] laser is known to induce secondary tissue reactions, and its use leads to slower wound healing because of several well-known factors, including carbonization, thermal necrosis, inflammatory cell infiltration, lack of platelet aggregation, and loss of biologically active factors.
Towards this objective, it was proposed to use platelet aggregation as a measure of thrombogenicity.
Medicure has focused its anti-thrombotic program on the design of novel structures that inhibit platelet aggregation, which is one of the causes of clot formation in the blood vessels, as well as Factor Xa inhibition (the coagulation factor).

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