In vitro and in vivo antiaggregant effects of magnesium halogenates

Thromb Haemost. 1987 Dec 18;58(4):957-9.


The in vitro antiplatelet aggregating activity of magnesium and magnesium associated with soluble citroflavonoids (hesperidin and eriodictin, 1:1) is well-established. The degree of inhibition of in vitro platelet aggregation activity produced by different concentrations of magnesium halogenates was determined. ADP (4 microM) was used to induce aggregation following Cardinal and Flowers' (1) technique. Antithrombotic activity was studied in vivo. The difference in duration of ADP-induced respiratory dysfunction was compared between animals fed 25 mg/kg magnesium halogenates for 10 days before testing and controls. An increase in circulating platelets was observed in rats treated with magnesium halogenates.

MeSH terms

  • Adenosine Diphosphate / pharmacology
  • Animals
  • Female
  • Halogens / pharmacology*
  • Humans
  • In Vitro Techniques
  • Magnesium / pharmacology*
  • Platelet Aggregation / drug effects
  • Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors*
  • Platelet Count
  • Pulmonary Embolism / prevention & control
  • Rats
  • Rats, Inbred Strains


  • Halogens
  • Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors
  • Adenosine Diphosphate
  • Magnesium