How would you describe and define inflammation?

1 Answer
Apr 22, 2018

Inflammation is a defense mechanism in the body. It appears as redness and swelling, with pain and heat.


Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection to remove harmful stimuli and begin the healing process.
Inflammation is part of the body's immune response.
Infections, wounds, and any damage to tissue would not be able to heal without an inflammatory response.
Chronic inflammation can eventually cause several diseases and conditions, including some cancers and rheumatoid arthritis.

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