platelets

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a: Platelets ~
b: microscopic circulating band-aids

What: "Platelets are like microscopic circulating band-aids, constantly looking for leaks in the vascular system and then instantaneously plugging these bleeding sites by sticking to the wound (a process called adhesion), becoming activated locally, and then attracting other circulating platelets to build an impermeable clump (a process called aggregation) at the exact point of damage. This protective mechanism, which is a desirable function of platelets, is called hemostasis"

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Writer: Andrew I. Schafer, MD
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Date: Feb 26 2014 5:55 PM



a: Platelets ~
b: plumbers

What:

"Platelets are like plumbers that release their fibrin to plug any holes and leaks that develop in the system. "


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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Feb 26 2014 5:51 PM



a: Platelets ~
b: the first responder

What:

"Platelets are like the first responder to a site of an emergency, but platelets can't plug the hole alone. They need some help. This is where we start to see some of the clotting factors that we talked about earlier."


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Writer: Dr. Becky
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Date: Feb 26 2014 5:53 PM



a: Platelets ~
b: God the Holy Spirit, our healer

What: "Red blood cells are like God the Father, the author of life. They bring oxygen, the breath of life, to every cell in our body. White blood cells are like God the Son, our advocate and defender. They fight against that which infects us. Platelets are like God the Holy Spirit, our healer. They are sticky cells that rush to the site when we are cut and form a clot that closes the wound and helps us heal."

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Writer: Peaceful Atheist
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Date: Feb 26 2014 6:03 PM



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