Influence of Platelets on the Integrity of the Vessel Wall
Blood vessels and circulating blood form a unit both functionally and existentially. Functionally because the blood supply to the tissue is regulated by the synchrony of vessels and streaming blood — the vessel modifies its lumen, the blood its viscosity. Existentially, the vessel and streaming blood are indispensable to one another. The blood remains a stable suspension so long as it flows in an intact vessel system. The vessel wall, on the other hand, remains intact only so long as the blood it encloses possesses an intact coagulation system, especially with regard to the number of platelets.
KeywordsVessel Wall Platelet Adhesion Intact Endothelium Adherent Platelet Intact Vessel
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