from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- 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.
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- n. A small colorless disk-shaped particle found in the blood of mammals, which plays an important role in the formation of blood clots.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy, a little plate; a plaque or plaquette
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. tiny bits of protoplasm found in vertebrate blood; essential for blood clotting
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When the flat mica platelet is coated with color, it becomes the perfect base for eye shadow.
This flat platelet is then colored, either with natural or non-natural colors, to form a shimmery, diamond-like color.
Milazzo L, Vulcano F, Pascuccio M, Macioce G, et al. (2008) Long-term platelet production assessed in NOD/SCID mice injected with cord blood CD34+ cells, thrombopoietin-amplified in clinical grade serum-free culture.
Secondary study objectives were to evaluate long-term platelet responses and the use of concurrent ITP therapies.
Instead, they found that the drugs 'rapid benefit appears to derive from the ability to block receptors of a tyrosine kinase not known to be implicated in diabetes, an enzyme known as platelet-derived growth factor receptor, or PDGFR.
But Galea preferred to identify the precise area in need of repair and utilized a "blood-spinning" technique called platelet-rich plasma therapy.
The treatment, known as platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is one of a growing number of therapies that enhance the body's ability to heal itself.
The procedure, called platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP), is being used by many professional and recreational athletes and involves the re-injection of the patient's own treated blood platelets into injured areas.
The "New York Times" also reports that Galea says he treated the golfer after his knee injury with something called platelet-rich plasma therapy.
"The New York Times" also reports that Galea says he treated the golfer after his knee injury with something called platelet-rich plasma therapy.