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Jornal Brasileiro de Patologia e Medicina Laboratorial

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Abstract

CASTRO, Helena Carla et al. Platelets: still a therapeutical target. J. Bras. Patol. Med. Lab. [online]. 2006, vol.42, n.5, pp. 321-332. ISSN 1676-2444.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1676-24442006000500004.

Platelets are cytoplasmatic fragments from bone marrow megakaryocytes present on blood. The aim of this work is to review the basis of platelet mechanisms, their participation in syndromes and in arterial thrombosis, and its potential as a target for design of antithrombotic agents.

Keywords : Platelets; Agonists; Receptor; Arterial thrombosis; Aspirin.

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