from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The process of blood clot formation.
- n. The formation of blood platelets.
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- n. The process of thrombocyte generation.
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During the final stages of thrombopoiesis, platelets are shed from the cytoplasm of their precursors and then enter the bloodstream.
Platelets develop from precursor cells found in the bone marrow, a process that is called thrombopoiesis.
Alpdogan O, Shieh JH, Wong D, Merzouk A, et al. (2004) Increased plasma levels of stromal-derived factor-1 (SDF-1 / CXCL12) enhance human thrombopoiesis and mobilize human colony-forming cells (CFC) in NOD / SCID mice.
We have shown that SDF-1 enhances human thrombopoiesis in xenotransplanted NOD / SCID mice
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