=local reaction of vascularized tissue to injury, itself is NOT a disease, but a normal response of the body to trauma or foreign organisms
what is the singular and plural suffix to indicate inflammation?
Processes of Inflammation:
Increased blood flow to injured site
exudation of fluid from vessels
Attraction of leukocytes to the injury: leukocytes engulf intrusive agent, if any
Activation of chemical mediators
Proteolytic removal of extracellular debris
Restoration of injured to tissue to normal structure and function: depends on the regenerative capacity of the tissue
What causes erythema and warmth in inflammation?
vascular dilation and increased blood flow
What causes edema associated with inflammation?
extravasation and extravascular deposition of fluid and proteins
Three steps in initial acute inflammation: 1- vascular dilation and increased blood flow, 2- extravasation and extravascular deposition of fluid and proteins, and 3- leukocytes emigration and accumulation at the site of injury