Flashcards in Pathology-Inflammation/wound healing Deck (7)
-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.
Define acute inflammation
Inflammation of sudden onset and of short duration
Define chronic inflammation
Inflammation which lasts a long time
What are the five cardinal signs of inflammation?
1. Heat- Calor
2. Redness- Rubor
4. Pain- Dolor
5. Loss of function- Functio laesa
What is the body's first response to injury?
Changs in blood flow
What is the first response of arterioles to an injurious stimulus?
Vasoconstriction (lasts for a few seconds)