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Platelets

platelets

A particle found in the bloodstream that binds to fibrinogen at the site of a wound to begin the blood clotting process. Platelets are formed in bone marrow, where they arise from cells called megakaryocytes.


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(usually if they are present, they are attached to other blood cells as 'satellites') This was perhaps an over-generalization; platelets do appear also as non-satellites. However, in my experience platelets often look more 'fuzzy' or blurry, so these still don't quite look like those. ...

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by biohazard
Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:53 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: What do you think these are, in my blood?
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What do you think these are, in my blood?

With a quick look I doubt that they are platelets (usually if they are present, they are attached to other blood cells as 'satellites'). Not certain though, some more details about the stain would be nice indeed. Also, do you happen to have any ...

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by biohazard
Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:34 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: What do you think these are, in my blood?
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Re: What do you think these are, in my blood?

Not knowing anything about you or your history, I would say that you don't have anything there except for platelets that are underlying/overlying your RBCs. I would like to know what the stains are and what led you to do a smear which would make this a lot easier. If it was ...

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by daniel.kurz
Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:29 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: What do you think these are, in my blood?
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Reading Blood under a microscope

... (non-lobed) nucleus - lymphocytes (T cells or B cells): round cells with very large nuclei that take up most of the space in the cell - platelets: very small things shaped like shards of glass, often found in clumps. I think I can see some in the picture. You may also see eosinophils ...

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by AstraSequi
Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:20 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Reading Blood under a microscope
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Re: similarities and differences between lymph and blood

... through the body in a circular motion. The movement of lymph is in a single direction. 4. Blood contains red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Lymph is a whitish and clear liquid. 5. You can see blood if there is damage to the vessels. Lymph cannot be seen with the naked eyes. 6. ...

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by viki78
Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:39 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: similarities and differences between lymph and blood
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