Article Text

PDF

Role of erythrocytes in the acute platelet response to operation
  1. P. N. Bennett
  1. Department of Medicine, University of Aberdeen

    Abstract

    A marked increase in platelet adhesiveness was shown to occur within four hours of operation. Postoperative red cells produced greater adhesiveness in platelets from a common pool than did preoperative red cells. A greater increase in platelet adhesiveness was observed following operation with the whole blood technique than when exogenous adenosine diphosphate was added to platelet-rich plasma. Release of adenosine diphosphate from red cells so facilitated may contribute to the acute platelet-adhesiveness response to operation.

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.