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Descriptor in English: Blood Platelets
Descriptor in Spanish: Plaquetas
Descriptor in Portuguese: Plaquetas
Descriptor in French: Plaquettes
Entry term(s): Blood Platelet
Platelet
Platelet, Blood
Platelets
Platelets, Blood
Thrombocyte
Thrombocytes
Tree number(s): A11.118.188
A15.145.229.188
Scope note: Non-nucleated disk-shaped cells formed in the megakaryocyte and found in the blood of all mammals. They are mainly involved in blood coagulation.
Annotation: decrease in number of platelets = THROMBOCYTOPENIA, increase = THROMBOCYTOSIS
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
See also the descriptors: Platelet Activation MeSH
Platelet Adhesiveness MeSH
Platelet Aggregation MeSH
Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors MeSH
Platelet Count MeSH
Platelet Function Tests MeSH
Platelet Transfusion MeSH
Plateletpheresis MeSH
Thrombocytopenia MeSH
Thrombocytosis MeSH
DeCS UI: 1819
Descriptor UI: D001792
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1995/02/22
Blood Platelets - Preferred
Concept UI M0002704
Scope note Non-nucleated disk-shaped cells formed in the megakaryocyte and found in the blood of all mammals. They are mainly involved in blood coagulation.
Preferred term Blood Platelets
Entry term(s) Blood Platelet
Platelet
Platelet, Blood
Platelets
Platelets, Blood
Thrombocyte
Thrombocytes



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