Platelets: Blood cells that aid in blood clotting
Introduction: Platelets help the blood clot by clumping together into larger clots. This helps to prevent and stop bleeding from internal or external wounds.
Introduction: Platelets (also called thrombocytes) help form blood clots that control bleeding.1
Condition count: 3 ; see list below.
Organ types: Blood (59), Blood cells (13)
Related organs: clotting, blood (59)
Organs: all organs
Diseases list: The following list of medical conditions have 'Platelets' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:
1. excerpt from What You Need To Know About Leukemia: NCI
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