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Platelets, are involved in hemostasis leading to the formation of blood clots. Like red blood cells, platelets have no nucleus.[1]


Platelets are formed when cytoplasmic fragments of megakaryocytes, which are very large cells in the bone marrow, pinch off into the circulation as they age.[2]

See Also


  1. various (n.d.). Platelets. Wikipedia. Retrieved on 2008-10-02.
  2. Revision Notes (n.d.). Composition of Blood. Revision Retrieved on 2008-10-02.

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