storage pool disease

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storage pool

the area of a platelet organelle such as a dense body or an alpha granule where specific chemical constituents are stored.
storage pool disease a blood coagulation disorder due to failure of the platelets to release adenosine diphosphate (ADP) in response to aggregating agents such as collagen, epinephrine, exogenous ADP, or thrombin; characteristics include mild bleeding episodes, prolonged bleeding time, and reduced aggregation response to collagen or thrombin.
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