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bands of fibrous tissue subsequent to an inflammation and bind adjacent tissues together

adhesion

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a regression of an inflammatory process without significant tissue destruction and with return of the tissue to normal

resolution

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inflammation caused by a disease-producing organism

infection

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an inflammation of lymph vessels draining a site of infection

lymphangitis

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the fluid, leukocytes and debris that accumulate as a result of an inflammation

exudate

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an inflammation of lymph nodes draining a site of infection

lymphadentis

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individual infected with a disease-producing organism

host

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the ability of an organism to cause disease

virulence

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a vasoconstrictor mediator of inflammation released from platlets

serotonin

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a specialized connective tissue cell containing granules filled with histamine and other chemical mediators

mast cell

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an infection in which large numbers of pathogenic bacteria are present in the bloodstream

septicemia

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a prostaglandin-like mediator of inflammation

leukotreine

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a chemical mediator of inflammation derived from components in the blood plasma

bradykinin

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a complex derivative of a fatty acid (prostanoic acid) that has widespread physiologic effects

prostaglandin

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an acute spreading inflammation affecting the skin or deeper tissues

cellulitis

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localized accumulation of pus in tissues

abscess

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capable of producing disease

pathogenic

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a substance that dilates blood vessels

vasodilator