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Platelet Activation

"Platelet Activation" 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 series of progressive, overlapping events, triggered by exposure of the PLATELETS to subendothelial tissue. These events include shape change, adhesiveness, aggregation, and release reactions. When carried through to completion, these events lead to the formation of a stable hemostatic plug.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Platelet Activation" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Platelet Activation" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 378 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 23 publications in 2015
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.