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what is inflammation?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Response of body: Inflammation is the response of body to many insults, e.g., infection, chemical injury, radiation, trauma, tissue necrosis. Acute inflammation has pain, redness, swelling, warmth and loss of function.
Dr. Idan Sharon
Neurology 28 years experience
Inflammation: Calor, dolor, rubor, swelling.
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 42 years experience
Inflammation: Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, damaged cells, or irritants.

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