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Jornal Brasileiro de Patologia e Medicina Laboratorial
On-line version ISSN 1678-4774
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 1678-4774. 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.