Platelet Thrombocyte

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Subjects: Blood platelets--Audio-visual aids
Blood cells--Study and teaching--Audio-visual aids
Microbiology--Study and teaching--Audio-visual aids
Health education--Audio-visual aids
Formats: Print
Material Type: Three-dimensional nonprojected graphic -- Monograph
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Wilmington, DE : Giantmicrobes, Inc., 2009
Series: Giantmicrobes by Drew Oliver
LC Classification: Q, QR
Physical Description: 1 stuffed toy : plush material, yellow ; 17 x 14 x 3 cm
Alternate Titles: Portion of title: Thrombocyte
Additional Authors: Oliver, Drew
Giantmicrobes (Firm)
Notes: UPC: 874665009186
Title from hang tag
Summary: Stuffed toy made to look like a platelet. The figure is accompanied by an identifying hang-tag with information and a color image of the cell magnified 1,000,000 times the actual size
"Platelets, or thrombocytes, are the smallest cells (or cell fragments) in the blood. Under the microscope, they normally look like little disks, or plates! The primary purpose of platelets is to prevent bleeding by creating blood clots. As platelets circulate through the bloodstream, they normally slide along the smooth surface of the blood vessels without sticking. However, if the smooth wall is ruptured, platelets are activated: they swell up, stick to the exposed rought patch, and extend filaments which can help seal the breach [...]" -- Hang tag
IMC copy purchased with monies from the Richard & Dorothy Duncan Fund
OCLC Number: 703592751
ISBN/ISSN: 8746650091