Platelet Development Pathway, Thrombocytes, Thrombopoietin, Hematopoiesis, Megakaryocyte, Mitosis, Cytokinesis
Platelets, Cytoplasmic Fragments, Megakaryocytes, Clotting, Clot Formation, Granules
Platelets, Average Life Span, Platelet Count, Thrombocytopenia, Bleeding
Average Platelet Lifespan ≈ 9 days
Platelets per μl human blood
Normal Platelet Count: 150,000-450,000/μL
Mild bleeding risk
Serious bleeding risk
Bleeding risk may also occur with a normal platelet count if the platelets are not functioning properly.
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Thrombopoietin: hormone that regulates platelet formation.