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Platelet Plug

Summary Information: Platelet Plug

Platelet Plug: A platelet plug is the way the body stops the bleeding from cut or ruptured capillaries. When these tiny vessels are traumatized, platelets in the nearby circulation become sticky and adhere to the breaks in the capillaries and to each other, creating a plug to stop the bleeding.

Conditions that can afflict a platelet plug include thrombocytopenia, thrombocytosis, and chemotherapy.

Closely Related Organs: Platelet Plug

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Platelet Plug

The following conditions are related to the organ: Platelet Plug:

Other Names: Platelet Plug

The following are other names for the organ: Platelet Plug:

  • Thrombocyte plug

Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Platelet Plug

These symptoms are related to afflictions of the organ: Platelet Plug:

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Platelet Plug: Related Topics

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  • Carpometacarpal Joints
  • Carpometacarpal Ligaments
  • Cartilage
  • catabolic ... see Catabolism
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