Medical Dictionary


noun in·flam·ma·tion \ˌin-flə-ˈmā-shən\

Medical Definition of INFLAMMATION

:  a local response to cellular injury that is marked by capillary dilatation, leukocytic infiltration, redness, heat, pain, swelling, and often loss of function and that serves as a mechanism initiating the elimination of noxious agents and of damaged tissue


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