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GARY CARLSON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY GARY CARLSON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
When a rupture occurs in the lining of a blood vessel, platelets activate and aggregate at the scene. They collectively seal off the ruptured plaque and prevent further disruption of the smooth lining.
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