Newborn platelet dysfunction: a storage pool and release defect.

Abstract

Per cent aggregation, release and content of adenine nucleotides, and specific radioactivity were evaluated in citrated platelet-rich plasma (PRP) prepared from paired samples of maternal and cord blood. Platelets of newborn infants aggregated normally in response to highdose ADP (20 muM), strong collagen suspensions, and thrombin; however, when compared… (More)

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