Thrombocytopenia

Thrombocytopenia

The hemostatic system consists of platelets, coagulation factors, and the endothelial cells lining the blood vessels. The platelets arise from the fragmentation of the cytoplasm of megakaryocytes in the bone marrow and circulate in blood as disc-shaped anucleate particles for 7-10 days. About one third are always transiently sequestered in the spleen. Platelets are eventually destroyed by apoptosis, a process independent […]

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