Effect of mental stress on platelet aggregation: possible link to catecholamine levels.

@article{Pietraszek1991EffectOM,
  title={Effect of mental stress on platelet aggregation: possible link to catecholamine levels.},
  author={M. H. Pietraszek and Yoshikazu Takada and Akikazu Takada},
  journal={Haemostasis},
  year={1991},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={
          346-52
        }
}
The present study was aimed at testing the hypothesis about the relation between mental stress and platelet function. Plasma samples were obtained from 100 students immediately before, and 30 min and 7 h after undergoing a bleeding time test, which was used as mental stressor. Platelet responses to serotonin, ADP and collagen, as well as plasma catecholamine levels were assayed. Plasma serotonin levels had a high negative correlation with the bleeding time. Stress resulted in an increase in… CONTINUE READING

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