Definitions

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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Examples

  • When the flat mica platelet is coated with color, it becomes the perfect base for eye shadow.

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  • This flat platelet is then colored, either with natural or non-natural colors, to form a shimmery, diamond-like color.

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  • 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.

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  • Secondary study objectives were to evaluate long-term platelet responses and the use of concurrent ITP therapies.

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  • 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.

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  • But Galea preferred to identify the precise area in need of repair and utilized a "blood-spinning" technique called platelet-rich plasma therapy.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • The "New York Times" also reports that Galea says he treated the golfer after his knee injury with something called platelet-rich plasma therapy.

    CNN Transcript Dec 16, 2009

  • "The New York Times" also reports that Galea says he treated the golfer after his knee injury with something called platelet-rich plasma therapy.

    CNN Transcript Dec 16, 2009

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