Definition of inflammation
Examples of inflammation in a Sentence
The drug is used to reduce inflammation.
inflammations of the throat and ears
Recent Examples of inflammation from the Web
At really high altitudes, north of 3,000 meters, the body starts to pump out cortisol, which helps the body respond to stress and reduces inflammation in the airways in brief spurts.
All-Star Game as Charlotte's replacement for Nicky Delmonico, who has shoulder inflammation, and Moncada, who will play in the Futures Game.
Once Farrell exited, the Royals turned to left-hander Matt Strahm, who survived an inning before exiting with left knee inflammation.
But the main issues are inflammation and oxidative stress.
The children had abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, and other gastrointestinal symptoms, along with gut inflammation visible under a microscope.
After sitting out nearly two months with shoulder inflammation, Hernandez will return to the starting rotation vs. the Astros on Friday.
According to Valdés, the most groundbreaking part of his research is the ability to pinpoint neurodegenerative drivers that cause the disease, like inflammation.
There's a link, too, between heroin and opioid use disorder and hepatitis C, with patients about nine times as likely as others to the bloodborne disease that leads to inflammation of the liver.
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First Known Use of inflammation
INFLAMMATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of inflammation for English Language Learners
: a condition in which a part of your body becomes red, swollen, and painful
INFLAMMATION Defined for Kids
Definition of inflammation for Students
: a bodily response to injury or disease in which heat, redness, and swelling are present
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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