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. Stages of inflammation Inflammation is divided into two stages. The first …
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What is chronic inflammation?

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. Long term chronic inflammation Chronic inflammation may continue for a long period of time when the cause of the inflammation cannot be …
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What does acute inflammation mean?

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 acute inflammation is an important part of the body’s defense system, prolonged acute …
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