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Flashcards in Pathology-Inflammation/wound healing Deck (7)
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1

Define inflammation

-A nonspecific but predictable response of living tissue to injury

-Dynamic process, evolving through several phases which lasts from a few minutes to days or even months and years.

2

Define acute inflammation

Inflammation of sudden onset and of short duration

3

Define chronic inflammation

Inflammation which lasts a long time

4

What are the five cardinal signs of inflammation?

1. Heat- Calor
2. Redness- Rubor
3. Swelling-Tumor
4. Pain- Dolor
5. Loss of function- Functio laesa

5

What is the body's first response to injury?

Changs in blood flow

6

What is the first response of arterioles to an injurious stimulus?

Vasoconstriction (lasts for a few seconds)

7

Define chemotaxis

Active movement of PMN’s along a concentration gradient