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Platelet Activating Factor

"Platelet Activating Factor" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A phospholipid derivative formed by PLATELETS; BASOPHILS; NEUTROPHILS; MONOCYTES; and MACROPHAGES. It is a potent platelet aggregating agent and inducer of systemic anaphylactic symptoms, including HYPOTENSION; THROMBOCYTOPENIA; NEUTROPENIA; and BRONCHOCONSTRICTION.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Platelet Activating Factor" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Platelet Activating Factor" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 119 publications over 26 distinct years, with a maximum of 12 publications in 1994
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