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Manual of Blood Platelets: Morphology, Physiology and Pharmacology, Paperback / softback Book

Manual of Blood Platelets: Morphology, Physiology and Pharmacology Paperback / softback


Platelets are tiny blood cells that help the body form clots to stop bleeding.

Antiplatelet medications, such as aspirin and clopidogrel, are commonly used to thin the blood which limits clotting and reduces the risk of heart attack. This book is a comprehensive guide to blood platelets for haematologists. Beginning with discussion on platelet structure, morphology, function and physiology, the next chapters cover the role of calcium in platelet activation and calcium modulation by cyclic nucleotides. The following sections explain the pharmacology of antiplatelet drugs, antiplatelet therapies, aspirin resistance, and the association of diabetes mellitus with major platelet dysfunction. The book concludes with chapters on acute coronary problems, interaction between endothelial cells and platelets, and blood biocompatibility studies. Authored by a Minneapolis-based expert in the field, the text is further enhanced by clinical photographs, diagrams and tables. Key pointsComprehensive guide to blood platelets for haematologistsExtensive coverage of antiplatelet drugs and resistanceRecognised author from University of MinnesotaHighly illustrated with clinical photographs, diagrams and tables


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 281 pages, 2 Tables, unspecified; 87 Halftones, unspecified; 30 Illustrations, unspecified
  • Publisher: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Clinical & internal medicine
  • ISBN: 9789352702022



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