Definitions for "Inflammatory response"
Keywords:  warmth, injured, acute, swelling, rubor
A host response to a stimulus (e.g., allergic stimulus; pulmonary irritant) causing inflammation that can be fairly rapid onset (an acute inflammatory response), quickly becomes severe, usually manifested for only a few days, but may persist for several days or even a few weeks; or may begin with a relatively rapid onset or in a slow, insidious, and even unnoticed manner, may persist for several weeks, months, or years and may have a vague and indefinite termination (a chronic inflammatory response)- the host's tissues may respond in a manner that is not sufficient to overcome completely the continuing effects of the injuring agent.
A chemical reactions that occur in blood vessels and nearby tissues in response to an injury or abnormal stimulation caused by a physical, chemical, or biologic agent
an important component of the acute coronary syndromes
A nonspecific defensive reaction of the body to invasion by a foreign substance or organism; involves phagocytosis by white blood cells and is often accompanied by accumulation of pus and an increase in the local temperature.
The body's reaction to invading infectious microorganisms; includes an increase in blood þow to the affected area, the release of chemicals that draw white blood cells, an increased þow of plasma, and the arrival of monocytes to clean up the debris.
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See inflammation.