pro-inflammatory

adjective
pro-in·​flam·​ma·​to·​ry | \ (ˌ)prō-in-ˈfla-mə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce pro-inflammatory (audio) \
variants: or proinflammatory

Definition of pro-inflammatory

: promoting inflammation : capable of causing inflammation pro-inflammatory cytokines proinflammatory effects The findings showed a pro-inflammatory diet with sugar, high saturated fat and processed food was associated with a higher risk of depression.— Martin Bagot

First Known Use of pro-inflammatory

1962, in the meaning defined above

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“Pro-inflammatory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pro-inflammatory. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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pro-inflammatory

adjective
pro-in·​flam·​ma·​to·​ry | \ (ˈ)prō-in-ˈfla-mə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce pro-inflammatory (audio) \
variants: or proinflammatory

Medical Definition of pro-inflammatory

: promoting inflammation : capable of causing inflammation pro-inflammatory cytokines … viruses also trigger pro-inflammatory responses, which remain poorly defined.— Daniel A. Muruve et al., Nature, 6 Mar. 2008 When the lesions are traumatized, or rubbed firmly, the cutaneous mast cells may release proinflammatory mediators, causing edema, erythema, and even vesicle formation.— Melissa M. Burnett et al., The New England Journal of Medicine, 20 Dec. 2007

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