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Active Platelets

Active Platelets

P260/0163

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21.6 x 16.3 cm ⏐ 8.5 x 6.4 in (300dpi)

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Credit

GARY CARLSON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY GARY CARLSON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

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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