Definition of Platelets

1. Noun. (plural of platelet) ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Platelets

1. platelet [n] - See also: platelet

Medical Definition of Platelets

1. A particle found in the bloodstream that binds to fibrinogen at the site of a wound to begin the blood clotting process. Platelets are formed in bone marrow, where they arise from cells called megakaryocytes. (09 Oct 1997)

Platelets Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Platelets Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Platelets

platelet count
platelet endothelial cell activated protease
platelet factor 3
platelet factor 4
platelet function disorders
platelet function test
platelet glycoprotein gpib-ix complex
platelet glycoprotein gpiib-iiia complex
platelet membrane glycoproteins
platelet storage pool deficiency
platelet thrombosis
platelet tissue factor
platelet transfusion
plateletphereses
plateletpheresis
platelets (current term)
platelike
platelike atelectasis
platels
platemaker
platemakers
platemaking
platemakings
plateman
platemen
platen
platencin
platens
platensimycin
plateosaurus

Literary usage of Platelets

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"This report is based on data obtained from platelets fixed in plasma. ... The suspension, containing 0.5-1.0 X 106 platelets/jul, was divided into four 0.9 ..."

2. The Medical Clinics of North America by Michael C. Fiore, Stephen S. Entman, Charles B. Rush (1922)
"A transfusion of fresh, unmodified, normal blood supplies platelets in ... Since the life of the platelets is only from four to six days at the best, ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"The Origin of Blood platelets.—Though many explanations have l>een offered to account for the origin of blood platelets, none seems to have gained general ..."

4. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1893)
"Blood platelets. § 33. In a drop of blood examined with care immediately after removal may be seen a number of exceedingly small bodies (In to ..."

5. Clinical Diagnosis: A Text-book of Clinical Microscopy and Clinical by Charles Phillips Emerson (1906)
"It is to be noted that they have . not the definite structure of the parasite, that they from osier): a, platelets mir- are surrounded by a clear zone from ..."

6. The Essentials of chemical physiology for the use of students by William Dobinson Halliburton (1914)
"Fibrin filaments and blood platelets: A, network of fibrin shown after washing ... B (from Osier), blood corpuscles and blood platelets within a small vein. ..."

7. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1917)
"The authors found that if normal blood platelets in normal amounts were added to ... When hemophilic platelets were added, even in seventy-five times the ..."

8. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"This report is based on data obtained from platelets fixed in plasma. ... The suspension, containing 0.5-1.0 X 106 platelets/jul, was divided into four 0.9 ..."

9. The Medical Clinics of North America by Michael C. Fiore, Stephen S. Entman, Charles B. Rush (1922)
"A transfusion of fresh, unmodified, normal blood supplies platelets in ... Since the life of the platelets is only from four to six days at the best, ..."

10. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"The Origin of Blood platelets.—Though many explanations have l>een offered to account for the origin of blood platelets, none seems to have gained general ..."

11. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1893)
"Blood platelets. § 33. In a drop of blood examined with care immediately after removal may be seen a number of exceedingly small bodies (In to ..."

12. Clinical Diagnosis: A Text-book of Clinical Microscopy and Clinical by Charles Phillips Emerson (1906)
"It is to be noted that they have . not the definite structure of the parasite, that they from osier): a, platelets mir- are surrounded by a clear zone from ..."

13. The Essentials of chemical physiology for the use of students by William Dobinson Halliburton (1914)
"Fibrin filaments and blood platelets: A, network of fibrin shown after washing ... B (from Osier), blood corpuscles and blood platelets within a small vein. ..."

14. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1917)
"The authors found that if normal blood platelets in normal amounts were added to ... When hemophilic platelets were added, even in seventy-five times the ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Platelets

Search for Platelets on Dictionary.com!Search for Platelets on Thesaurus.com!Search for Platelets on Google!Search for Platelets on Wikipedia!

Search