1. Small, flat disks in the blood that aid in clotting.

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He still had no fever, but his blood work showed a dramatic decline in platelets.

Blood platelets clump together more slowly in chocolate eaters, the studies say.

The body sees this as an injury and sends blood platelets to the injured site.

It is a building block of protein and found in large amounts in the brain, retina, heart, and blood platelets.

This ferment can therefore be derived from most tissues, including also the white blood corpuscles and the platelets.

Thrombogen is produced from the leucocytes, but it is not yet certain whether it is also formed from the platelets.

The number of blood platelets is increased, running parallel, as is usually the case, with the number of red cells (Table 4).

We call particular attention, in this connection, to the strong alkalinity of the blood platelets.

The blood-platelets were first described by Hayem, later by Bizzozero, as a third formed element of normal blood.