aggregation, platelet

Peters, Michael
June 2004
BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p23
Reference Entry
An encyclopedia entry for "platelet aggregation" is presented. It refers to the grouping of platelets that occurs when a blood vessel is damaged. It noted that platelet aggregation is the first step of blood clotting, helping close injured vessels. Drugs that help lessen platelet aggregation include aspirin and clopidogrel.


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