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If she had a clot, aspirin was a good way to prevent platelet clumping.
David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  small blood cell that helps the blood clot
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  • If she had a clot, aspirin was a good way to prevent platelet clumping.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • I stayed there over five and a half years and counted more platelets than you can think about.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • The hemophiliac, or H gene, produces male issue with a lack of blood platelets.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • First platelets would clump around the injury, protecting it, preventing blood loss.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain

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  • In contrast to viscosity’s cellular coma, velocity endows every platelet and muscle fiber with a mind of its own, a means of knowing and commenting on its own behavior.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • Low platelets in a woman is lupus until proven otherwise.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • For some reason, my wife had a problem with a low platelet count.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • I isolated various components of your blood, white cells, plasma, platelets, red cells-the virus is reacting to the red cells.
    Ted Dekker  --  White: The Great Pursuit
  • I learned to look in a microscope at red blood cells, platelets they are called though they aren’t like plates but little catchers’ mitts, and to count them in the little squares.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • In the old days I suppose it would have been bringing the city a fresh load of life, like a blood vessel carrying platelets to circulate through the lungs.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees

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  • It was the kind of thing I’m positive could make you go blind if you kept it up, but luckily there were not that many people in Pittman County who needed their platelets counted on any given day.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • Ghosh’s platelets weren’t working; he was oozing from his gums as well as losing blood in his bowel.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • His platelets are down and he isn’t making clotting factors.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • I required many units of blood as well as platelets.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
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Associated words [difficulty]:   platelet [8] , plasma [5] , bone marrow [6] , hemoglobin [8] , white blood cell [8] , white corpuscle [9]
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