Introduction to the Brook Lodge Workshop on Animal and Human Models in Thrombosis Research

  • H. James Day
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 102)


Remarkable progress has been made in the field of thrombosis research in the past decade. The platelet has been shown to have an important part not only in hemostasis but also in the pathogenesis of thromboembolic disorders. Much has been learned about platelet-vessel wall interactions and such factors as lipids and prostaglandins in promoting hemostasis and possibly thrombosis. That more should be learned about the initial reactions — those involving platelets and the vessel wall — in the genesis of a thrombus seems particularly important because their regulation can offer new opportunities to prevent thromboembolic disease.


Vessel Wall Initial Reaction Human Model Important Public Health Thromboembolic Complication 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. James Day
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  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Section of HematologyTemple University Health Sciences CenterPhiladelphiaUSA

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