Biochemistry and Pharmacology of Platelets (Novartis Foundation Symposia)
Haemostasis is one of the essential survival mechanisms in all animals and, as such, has a very long and fascinating evolutionary history. In man and other mammals haemostasis depends on the clotting of the blood plasma and on the aggregation of a particular type of circulating cell, the platelet. Platelets have only two well-established physiological functions, to form haemostatic plugs in injured vessels and to provide a phospholipid material that greatly accelerates plasma coagulation.
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