What does inflammation mean? Inflammation is the body’s natural defense against injury or disease.  The body also uses inflammation to repair tissue after an injury has taken place. The special cells that take part in inflammation are called inflammatory cells and they are part of the body’s immune system. Inflammation is divided into two stages. The …
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Chronic inflammation

What does chronic inflammation mean? Chronic inflammation is the body’s long term or delayed defense to injury or disease. Cells from the body’s immune system take part in this response. These cells include lymphocytes, plasma cells, and histiocytes. Chronic inflammation is a normal response by the body to injury. However, chronic inflammation that continues for …
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Acute inflammation

What is 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. Some pathology reports will describe acute inflammation as “active” inflammation to emphasize the fact that it is an ongoing process. Acute inflammation can be associated with infections, traumatic …
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