Aggregation of human platelets by amniotic fluid.


Twenty-four amniotic fluid samples were examined for their effects on human platelets. All samples caused irreversible platelet aggregation. The active material precipitated with high-speed ultracentrifugation and was completely inhibited by prior incubation with purified collagenase. The presence of free collagen in amniotic fluid was further confirmed by… (More)


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@article{Salem1982AggregationOH, title={Aggregation of human platelets by amniotic fluid.}, author={Hatem H. Salem and William Allen Willcox Walters and J. L. Perkin and Christopher J. Handley and Barry G. Firkin}, journal={British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology}, year={1982}, volume={89 9}, pages={733-7} }