blood platelet

noun

Examples of blood platelet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite the gravity of her condition — dengue fever had reduced her blood platelet count to a dangerous low — the health clinic in the region of Gama could do little to accommodate her. Terrence McCoy, Washington Post, 10 Mar. 2024 Platelet donation: This involves a special machine that isolates and takes just the blood platelets, then returns the other blood components — plasma, red cells and white cells — back to the donor. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 30 Jan. 2024 Lab tests showed anemia, low blood platelets, and a buildup of bilirubin (which occurs when red blood cells break down). Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 13 Oct. 2023 Zinc interacts with blood platelets to help with blood clotting, so getting enough zinc is crucial for the healing of scrapes and cuts, says Gorin. Christine Byrne, Women's Health, 29 Aug. 2023 Side effects of the treatment include vomiting, nausea, liver injury, fever and low blood platelet counts. Karen Weintraub, USA TODAY, 22 June 2023 The research, published in the journal Nature Medicine, also found erythritol made blood platelets easier to form a clot. Sara Moniuszko, CBS News, 16 May 2023 Previous work by Jon Gibbins, a cell biologist at the University of Reading, in mice had revealed that in addition to other functions, this protein sits on the surface of blood platelets involved in clot formation. Byelizabeth Pennisi, science.org, 13 Apr. 2023 Additional lab and animal research presented in the paper revealed that erythritol appeared to be causing blood platelets to clot more readily. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 27 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blood platelet was in 1888

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“Blood platelet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blood%20platelet. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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blood platelet

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