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is dependent upon platelets. Severe deficiency of platelets reduces the
resistance of the capillary walls, and abnormal bleeding from the capillaries
occurs, either spontaneously or as the result of minor injury. Platelets also
The blood platelet is a nonnucleated cell that circulates in the blood in an inactive
, resting form. Endothelial cells line the wall of the blood vessel and inhibit blood
from clotting on the vessel wall under normal conditions. Blood-clotting proteins ...
Adrenocorticosteroid hormones and chemotherapeutic agents have been used in
the treatment of multiple myeloma. (M.M.W./R.S.S.) DISEASES RELATED TO
PLATELETS AND COAGULATION PROTEINS Bleeding disorders. In humans ...
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