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Platelet Rich Plasma

A process where blood is drawn from an individual, placed in a centrifuge to separate the lighter plasma and platelets from the heavier red blood cells. The platelet rich portion of the plasma is removed and given back to the individual as a localized injection, inhaled or microneedled to promote healing in damaged tissues. 

PRP owes its therapeutic use to the growth factors released by the platelets which are claimed to possess multiple regenerative properties.

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