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Definitions of inflammation:

part of speech: noun

Proctitis, architis.

part of speech: noun

A painful, heated swelling; with distended blood- vessels, etc.

part of speech: noun

Arteritis; of inner tunic, endarteritis; of middle tunic, mesarteritis; of outer tunic, exarteritis, periarteritis.

part of speech: noun

A morbid change or series of reactions produced in the tissues by an irritant; it is marked by an afflux of blood with exudation of plasma and leucocytes. The sensible phenomena indicating inflammation are mainly redness, heat, pain, and swelling- rubor, calor, dolor, et tumor of the older writers- none of which, however, is an essential sign of this condition; the redness and heat are phenomena of congestion, the pain and swelling are the result of congestion combined usually with exudation.

Usage examples for inflammation:

  • In inflammation of the brain the head is often drawn far back and held stiffly so. "The Mother and Her Child", William S. Sadler Lena K. Sadler
  • If I can keep off inflammation for the next six weeks I trust I shall do very well. "Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends", John Keats

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1. Resembling albumin. 2. Any protein. 3. Scleroprotein, glutinoid, a simple protein present in horny and cartilaginous tissues; it is insoluble in neutral solvents; keratin, gelatin, elastin, and collagen are albuminoids. ...