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Inflammation

Introduction: Inflammation

Description of Inflammation

Inflammation: Redness, swelling, pain, and/or a feeling of heat in an area of the body. This is a protective reaction to injury, disease, or irritation of the tissues.
Source: National Institute of Health

Inflammation: a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Inflammation: A localized protective response resulting from injury or destruction of tissues. Inflammation serves to destroy, dilute, or wall off both the injurious agent and the injured tissue. In the acute phase, inflammation is characterized by the signs of pain, heat, redness, swelling, and loss of function. Histologically, inflammation involves a complex series of events, including dilatation of arterioles, capillaries, and venules, with increased permeability and blood flow; exudation of fluids, including plasma proteins; and leukocyte migration into the site of inflammation. --2004
Source: Diseases Database

Inflammation: pathological process characterized by injury or destruction of tissues caused by a variety of cytologic and chemical reactions; usually manifested by typical signs of pain, heat, redness, swelling, and loss of function.
Source: CRISP

Inflammation: A pathological process characterized by injury or destruction of tissues caused by a variety of cytologic and chemical reactions. It is usually manifested by typical signs of pain, heat, redness, swelling, and loss of function.
Source: MeSH 2007

Inflammation: Related Topics

These medical condition or symptom topics may be relevant to medical information for Inflammation:

Terms associated with Inflammation:

Terms Similar to Inflammation:

Source: Diseases Database

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Related Topics

Source - MeSH 2007

More specific terms for Inflammation:

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

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Broader terms for Inflammation

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Source - WordNet 2.1

The term Inflammation can be used for:

Source: CRISP

Other terms that may be related to Inflammation:

Source: CRISP

The description of Inflammation may also be used for the following terms:

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Inflammation

The following list attempts to classify Inflammation into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • symptom
  • evidence,grounds
  • information
  • cognition,knowledge,noesis
  • psychological feature

Source: WordNet 2.1

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

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