Med. Weter. 72 (7), 403-407, 2016

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Przemysław Prządka, Zdzisław Kiełbowicz, Piotr Skrzypczak
Autogenic platelet-rich plasma: Types, activation methods, and applications
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an autogenic source of many growth factors that are a part of the healing process and tissue regeneration, which is the cause of its growing popularity in regenerative medicine. In this paper, we present a definition and characteristics of PRP, as well as ways of extracting it. We also present the issue of thrombocyte activation and the impact of thrombocytes on PRP. We explain how to obtain the optimal density of platelets in PRP, as well as its influence on tissues. Additionally, we describe some of the applications of PRP in experimental and clinical work.
Key words: Platelet-rich plasma, PRP, regenerative medicine.