Megakaryocytes in the acute stage of experimental hemorrhagic shock. Part I. Megakaryocytes circulating in the blood

Rocz Akad Med Bialymst. 1995;40(1):88-93.


Megakaryocytes were evaluated in the blood of the caval vein of rats in the acute stage of hemorrhagic shock. The number and morphological types of MK were analysed. Millipore filters were used for the evaluation. MK were found to be a physiological element of the blood. An increase in the MK number leaving the bone marrow in rats with the acute stage of hemorrhagic shock was observed. A rise in the total MK number was accompanied by an increase in the percentage of mature and "naked nucleus" MK.

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Animals
  • Blood Cell Count
  • Cell Nucleus / pathology
  • Cytoplasm / pathology
  • Male
  • Megakaryocytes / pathology*
  • Rats
  • Rats, Wistar
  • Shock, Hemorrhagic / blood*