Platelets are not really cells per say but rather fragments of cells called megakaryocytes. They are involved in blood clotting.[1]:645 The hormone thrombopoietin stimulates the production of platelets. 

Reference listEdit

  1. Marieb, EN; Hoehn, K (2013). Human Anatomy & Physiology (9th ed.). Boston, USA: Pearson. ISBN 978-0-321-74326-8. 

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