Platelets

Some articles on platelets:

Flare (countermeasure) - Materials Used - Pyrophoric Flares
... iron platelets coated with ultrafine aluminium, or liquid, often organometallic compounds e.g ... Solid pyrophoric payloads are based on iron platelets coated with a porous aluminium layer ... Based on the very high specific surface area of aluminium those platelets instantaneously oxidize upon contact with air ...
Autotransfusion - Disadvantages
... The disadvantage of autotransfusion is the depletion of plasma and platelets ... The washed autotransfusion system removes the plasma and platelets to eliminate activated clotting factors and activated platelets which would cause coagulopathy if they were reinfused ... blood loss and will recommend the transfusion of fresh frozen plasma (FFP) and platelets when the blood loss and return of autotransfusion blood increase ...
Microvesicles - Microvesicle Sources
... Sources of microvesicles include megakaryocytes, blood platelets, monocytes, neutrophils, tumor cells and placenta ... Platelets play an important role in maintaining hemostasis, they promote thrombus growth and thus they prevent loss of blood ... Moreover they enhance an immune response since platelets express the molecule CD154 (CD40L) ...
Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia
... Glanzmann's thrombasthenia is an abnormality of platelets ... disorder due to a blood abnormality), in which the platelets contain defective or low levels of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa (GpIIb/IIIa) ... As a result, no fibrinogen bridging of platelets to other platelets can occur, and the bleeding time is significantly prolonged ...
Tricho-hepato-enteric Syndrome - Diagnosis - Platelets
... Platelets may be enlarged ... The membrane surface connected canalicular system is disrupted with prominent tubules and small membranous vesicles ...