Author: Gianpiero Pescarmona
Date: 20/04/2010


Megakaryocyte is a bone marrow cell responsible for the production of blood thrombocytes (platelets), which are necessary for normal blood clotting. Megakaryocytes normally account for 1 out of 10,000 bone marrow cells but can increase in number nearly 10-fold in certain diseases.

Two Megakaryocytes in bone marrow

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mtor collagen

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