Acute platelet activation induced by smoking. In vivo and ex vivo studies in humans

Thromb Haemost. 1984 Apr 30;51(2):279-82.


Indices of acute in vivo platelet activation in response to cigarette smoking were sought in 10 healthy subjects. Judging by platelet aggregate ratio, platelet factor 4 and beta-thromboglobulin measurements, platelet activation took place from 10 to 30 min after smoking in most subjects. These signs correlated well with the results of scintigraphic studies showing signs of accumulation of 111-In-labelled platelets in the spleen in response to smoking.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Platelet Aggregation*
  • Platelet Count
  • Platelet Factor 4 / metabolism
  • Smoking*
  • beta-Thromboglobulin / metabolism


  • beta-Thromboglobulin
  • Platelet Factor 4