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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