Platelet Functions

The primary role of the platelet is to maintain the integrity of the endothelial lining of small vessels. This process is not completely understood but most likely indicates that platelets are constantly being recruited to repair submicroscopic rents between endothelial lining cells in small arterioles and venules. Thus, when the platelet count falls below a certain level, petechiae begin to appear, particularly in the dependent portions of the body such as the ankles and lower legs. Minor trauma may induce unusual bruising at these sites. (See discussion at

How To Reduce Acne Scarring

How To Reduce Acne Scarring

Acne is a name that is famous in its own right, but for all of the wrong reasons. Most teenagers know, and dread, the very word, as it so prevalently wrecks havoc on their faces throughout their adolescent years.

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