- sub·in·flam·ma·tion, noun
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How to use inflammation in a sentence
The word inflammation was an essential one to early accounts of the virus coming out China a year ago.The virus caused more than a pandemic. It set us all ablaze. | Philip Kennicott | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
In a 2019 study that inspired the randomized trial, mice that lacked sigma-1 receptor died from systemic inflammation known as sepsis, whereas fluvoxamine treatment protected animals from deterioration and death.The antidepressant fluvoxamine could keep mild COVID-19 from worsening | Esther Landhuis | February 1, 2021 | Science News
Obesity in some situations appears to be associated with chronic inflammation, which we think can be a driver of cancer.How to Fix the Incentives in Cancer Research (Ep. 449) | Stephen J. Dubner | January 28, 2021 | Freakonomics
When stress is reduced, inflammation is reduced, and the immune system is better equipped to fight off infection and illness.The best humidifier: Fight dry air (and a dry nose) all winter long | PopSci Commerce Team | January 15, 2021 | Popular-Science
In experiments on pairs of mice, one mouse received an injection that caused arthritis-like inflammation in one hind paw while the other mouse was unharmed.Mice may ‘catch’ each other’s pain — and pain relief | Carolyn Wilke | January 12, 2021 | Science News
You get vaccinated in the arm, you shouldn't have inflammation in the joint.
The truth is that any exercise releases cortisol and results in a certain level of inflammation—and this is a good thing!
Their goals are not weight reduction or reducing inflammation, but rather, to race as fast as possible.
Animal studies showed a correlation between inflammation and cancer growth.
Over-training is the result of systemic inflammation and under-recovery—not aerobic exercise.
He was threatened with erysipelas, and there was a rather critical inflammation of the left eye.Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Larger amounts, not well mixed with fecal matter, indicate inflammation of the large intestine.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
Vincent's angina is a chronic pseudomembranous and ulcerative inflammation of pharynx and tonsils.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
The inflammation then hastily disappeared without producing the most distant mark of affection of the system.An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of the Variolae Vaccinae | Edward Jenner
On the 4th day, the inflammation was evidently subsiding, and on the 6th it was scarcely perceptible.An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of the Variolae Vaccinae | Edward Jenner
British Dictionary definitions for inflammation
the reaction of living tissue to injury or infection, characterized by heat, redness, swelling, and pain
the act of inflaming or the state of being inflamed
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Scientific definitions for inflammation
The reaction of a part of the body to injury or infection, characterized by swelling, heat, redness, and pain. The process includes increased blood flow with an influx of white blood cells and other chemical substances that facilitate healing.
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Cultural definitions for inflammation
The response of tissue to injury or infection. Pain, heat, redness, and swelling are the four basic symptoms of inflammation.
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