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glossary:inflammatory [2008/05/14 05:36]
Pat O'Connor
glossary:inflammatory [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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 +A word that means "​causing inflammation."​ In acne, "​inflammatory"​ is usually used to describe [[lesion]]s that are inflamed by chemical reactions or [[bacteria]] in clogged follicles.
 +(2) Inflammatory ​
 +(Science: pathology) [[inflammation]] is the reaction of living [[tissue]]s to injury, [[trauma]], [[infection]] or irritation. Inflamed tissues are characterised by [[pain]], [[swelling]],​ redness and heat. Anything that stimulates the inflammatory response is said to be inflammatory. ​
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