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  •  Mammals also have platelets (6+ / 0-)

    to help their blood clot.  Other animals have nucleated cells that do the same job.

    I have never found a satisfactory explanation for this, but I suspect it has something to do with the efficient operation of the mammary glands, which are subject to small blood clots due to overly enthusiastic sucking.

    The sleep of reason brings forth monsters. --Goya

    by MadScientist on Sat Jul 06, 2013 at 05:13:40 PM PDT

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