inflammation

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

in·flam·ma·tion

noun \ˌin-flə-ˈmā-shən\

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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