platelet-activating factor

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platelet-activating factor

[¦plāt·lət ′ak·tə‚vād·iŋ ‚fak·tər]
(immunology)
A phospholipid released by leukocytes that causes aggregation of platelets and other effects, such as an increase in vascular permeability and bronchoconstriction. Abbreviated PAF.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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