platelets

(redirected from Blood platelets)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

platelets

(or thrombocytes) Disk-shaped structures in blood that promote clotting.
References in periodicals archive ?
They transport urgent deliveries not only of blood across the counties, and sometimes beyond, but also breast milk for premature babies, blood platelets and bone marrow.
You can donate blood platelets to save lives Image Credit: Suplied
In online statement, the Department of Blood Banks Service said, it said, "Blood platelets are a special type of blood donation performed by a device, which separates the blood cells, and can be donated every 15 days.
The approach, developed in mice at UCLA, joins blood platelets that carry cancer drugs with stem cells that guide the platelets into bone marrow where leukemia begins.
The idea is blood platelets, which play an important role in repairing cells, can work their magic on damaged cells.
Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Canada, have shown that ApoA-IV stops blood platelets forming into blood clots.
Chemotherapy treatments can often cause patients to lose valuable blood platelets -- the specialized blood cells that help control blood clotting.
M2 PHARMA-May 22, 2018-US FDA approves Doptelet tablets for treating patients with chronic liver disease with low blood platelets
M2 EQUITYBITES-May 22, 2018-US FDA approves Doptelet tablets for treating patients with chronic liver disease with low blood platelets
Gary Alejano has proposed that employees who voluntarily offer organ, bone marrow, blood or blood platelets be entitled to an organ donation leave with pay.
The protein accumulates in sticky clumps, or plaques, in the brains of Alzheimer's patients but can also be present in blood platelets, blood vessels, and muscles.