Inflammation meaning

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A localized protective reaction of tissue to irritation, injury, or infection, characterized by pain, redness, swelling, and sometimes loss of function.
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The reaction of a part of the body to injury or infection, characterized by swelling, heat, redness, and pain. The process includes increased blood flow with an influx of white blood cells and other chemical substances that facilitate healing.
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The act of inflaming, kindling, or setting on fire; also, the state of being inflamed.
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(medicine) A condition of any part of the body, consisting of congestion of the blood vessels, with obstruction of the blood current, and growth of morbid tissue. It is manifested outwardly by redness and swelling, attended with heat and pain.
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Violent excitement; heat; passion; animosity; turbulence; as an inflammation of the mind, of the body politic, or of parties.
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Inflammation is defined as the swelling or pain that comes from an injury or illness.

An example of inflammation is a swollen joint from rheumatoid arthritis.

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The act of inflaming or the state of being inflamed.
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A localized protective reaction of tissue to irritation, injury, or infection, characterized by pain, redness, swelling, and sometimes loss of function.
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The act of inflaming.
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The state of being inflamed; specif., a condition of some part of the body that is a reaction to injury, infection, irritation, etc., and is characterized by varied combinations of redness, pain, heat, swelling, and loss of function.
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The act of inflaming or the state of being inflamed.
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Origin of inflammation

From Middle French inflammation, from Latin inflammatio