Definition of Inflammatory Response

A part of innate immunity, the inflammatory Response occurs when injured tissues induce release of vasodilatory, opsonizing, and chemotactic mediators that attract macrophages and leukocytes to phagocytize and destroy foreign substances — dilate local blood vessels increasing local blood flow — increase capillary permeability — produce edematous swelling — and induce pain. Plasma- and cell-derived inflammatory mediators include Prostaglandins, Leukotrines, Cytokines, Lymphokines, Monokines, PAF, Histamine, Bradykinin, Complement, and Interferons.

Inflammatory Response is from the group

Inflammation Process

Other Names for Inflammatory Response

Inflammatory Response


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