acute inflammation

Acute mucositis of the oral cavity

What does acute mucositis mean? Acute mucositis means inflammation of the tissue that covers the inside surface of the oral cavity which includes the lips, tongue, buccal mucosa (cheeks), gingiva (gums), floor of mouth, and palate. The tissue that covers the inside of the oral cavity is called mucosa and acute means that the inflammation …
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Acute inflammation

Acute inflammation is the body’s first defense response to injury or disease. The response is led by immune cells such as neutrophils and eosinophils. Acute inflammation can be associated with infections, traumatic injury, autoimmune disease (such as rheumatoid arthritis), or cancer. Although the acute inflammatory response is an important part of the body’s defense system, …
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