blood platelet

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Synonyms for blood platelet

tiny bits of protoplasm found in vertebrate blood

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The study consisted of the medical records of 40,000 individuals, and results showed that more than 11 percent of men and 6 percent of women over the age of 40 with high blood platelet count went on to be diagnosed with cancer within a year.
Around two per cent of people over 40 -- up to half a million people in the UK -- have a raised blood platelet count -- known as thrombocytosis.
In patients with ITP, the immune system attacks and destroys the body's own blood platelets, which play an active role in blood clotting and healing.
The results suggest that the tested extract may also play a role in modulating blood platelet activation by interfering with the metabolism of arachidonic acid, in which cyclooxygenase or lipoxygenase takes part.
We so far have provided 5560 units of blood platelet to the government facilities providing dedicated facilities to the dengue fever patients, said Dr.
Currently, the DBDC pays each blood platelet donor Dh200 for six doses but not before he/she has registered in the centre's schedule database, has been a voluntary whole-blood donor and meets the eligibility criteria.
The findings, published online in the Lancet Oncology, showed shorter treatment did not increase or significantly decrease survival for patients with normal levels of blood platelets.
Dr Shahinaz also said that blood platelet donation is a secure operation.
A low blood platelet count is a sign of a weakened immune system.
According to the companies, PROMACTA (eltrombopag) is the first supportive care treatment available to patients who are ineligible or poor candidates for interferon-based therapy due to low blood platelet counts.
Because alcohol raises HDL ("good" cholesterol) levels and lowers blood platelet adhesiveness, it is associated with decreased risk of ischemic stroke.
The company says the funding will allow researchers to complete human infusion studies with its blood platelet preservation solution and eventually with its donor organ preservation system.
In the 30-year history of the hospital's donor center, no one ever made more blood platelet donations - 250 - than Bob.
Payyapilli reached ninth place by identifying a factor affecting blood platelet aggregation.