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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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Advances in genetic testing through next-generation sequencing (NGS) allow for identification of underlying genetic defects and for distinguishing inherited platelet disorder cases from acquired platelet disorders, including immune thrombocytopenia.
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Glanzmann Thrombasthenia is a genetic platelet disorder in which platelet glycoprotein [alpha]IIb/[beta]3 the major integrin complex (fibrinogen receptor) is either deficient or present but dysfunctional.
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Executive Director, Platelet Disorder Support Association
We welcome the addition of new treatment options which offer new hope for the treatment of this serious disease," said Craig Conway, executive director of the Platelet Disorder Support Association.
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