Understanding Platelets and Blood Clotting

2 Less Known Roles: Platelets and Blood Clotting

Platelets are discoid blood components without a nucleus, varying between 2-3 microns in diameter. It circulates in the blood for 7-10 days before being disposed by the macrophages. It is formed in the bone marrow by fragmentation of the cytoplasm of mature megakaryocytes. One megakaryocyte produces between 1000 – 3000 platelets. Platelet formation is mediated by thrombopoietin … Continue reading “2 Less Known Roles: Platelets and Blood Clotting”