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Historical Perspective and Overview

  • Eric M. Mazur

Abstract

Although the normal peripheral platelet count varies considerably from person to person, it is clear that platelet production is a regulated physiological process. That such a regulatory system exists is evidenced by the constancy of the normal peripheral platelet count in individuals over time, the capacity of the bone marrow to increase platelet production in the setting of accelerated platelet turnover, and the other alterations that characterize platelets and megakaryocytes produced in the clinical context of varying peripheral platelet demand (1).

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Platelet Production Human Megakaryocyte Megakaryocyte Growth Bone Marrow Megakaryocyte Megakaryocyte Maturation 
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