medical Definition of pro-inflammatory
- 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