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platelets

(or thrombocytes) Disk-shaped structures in blood that promote clotting.
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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.
Eltrombopag is an investigational small-molecule thrombopoietin receptor agonist that is thought to stimulate the proliferation and differentiation of megakaryocytes, the bone marrow cells that give rise to blood platelets, and thus is considered a platelet growth factor.
PV is another chronic myeloproliferative disorder where an increase in blood platelets is present.
If, as expected, Amgen wins FDA approval next year for Stemgen, a drug that promotes the growth of blood platelets, it will be sure to have such tests ready at the start.
Blood platelets contain receptors for some chemical messengers in the central nervous system, such as epinephrine and serotonin, which may increase with depression, he points out.
This agreement calls for the laboratory to assist the Company in testing its methods and protocols for extending the storage of blood platelets.
Because blood platelets live for only five days, continuous donations are necessary, he added.