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blood platelets

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platelets

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thrombocytes

disc-like components of mammalian BLOOD, consisting of non-nucleated cytoplasmic fragments of large bone-marrow cells 3 μm in diameter called megakaryocytes that have entered the blood circulatory system. Platelets play an important part in BLOOD CLOTTING.
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The study consisted of the medical records of 40,000 individuals, and results showed that more than 11 percent of men and 6 percent of women over the age of 40 with high blood platelet count went on to be diagnosed with cancer within a year.
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The bitter irony to Red Cross officials is that nowhere in the country are blood platelets needed more, but in such shortage right now, than here in Los Angeles.
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The hESC-platelets displayed features that were indistinguishable from those of normal blood platelets, and participated in clot formation and retraction in vitro.