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Definition of the noun inflammation
What does inflammation mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: inflammations
- a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
- lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
- synonyms of inflammation: redness / rubor
- more generic word: symptom = any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
- more specific terms:
- adenitis = inflammation of a gland or lymph node
- alveolitis = inflammation of the alveoli in the lungs caused by inhaling dust
- alveolitis / dry socket = inflammation in the socket of a tooth
- angiitis = inflammation of a blood vessel or lymph duct
- aortitis = inflammation of the aorta
- appendicitis = inflammation of the vermiform appendix
- arteritis = inflammation of an artery
- balanitis = inflammation of the head of the penis
- balanoposthitis = inflammation of both the head of the penis and the foreskin
- blepharitis = inflammation of the eyelids characterized by redness and swelling and dried crusts
- bursitis = inflammation of a bursa
- carditis = inflammation of the heart
- catarrh = inflammation of the nose and throat with increased production of mucus
- cellulitis = an inflammation of body tissue (especially that below the skin) characterized by fever and swelling and redness and pain
- cervicitis = inflammation of the uterine cervix
- cheilitis = inflammation and cracking of the skin of the lips
- cholangitis = inflammation of the bile ducts
- cholecystitis = inflammation of the gall bladder
- chorditis = inflammation of the vocal cords
- chorditis = inflammation of the spermatic cord
- inflammatory bowel disease / colitis = inflammation of the colon
- colpitis = inflammation of the vagina
- colpocystitis = inflammation of the vagina and bladder
- conjunctivitis / pinkeye = inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye
- corditis = inflammation of the spermatic cord
- costochondritis = inflammation at the junction of a rib and its cartilage
- dacryocystitis = inflammation of the lacrimal sac causing obstruction of the tube draining tears into the nose
- diverticulitis = inflammation of a diverticulum in the digestive tract
- encephalitis / cephalitis / phrenitis = inflammation of the brain usually caused by a virus
- encephalomyelitis = inflammation of the brain and spinal cord
- endarteritis = inflammation of the inner lining of an artery
- endocervicitis = inflammation of the mucous lining of the uterine cervix
- enteritis = inflammation of the intestine
- epicondylitis = painful inflammation of the muscles and soft tissues around an epicondyle
- epididymitis = painful inflammation of the epididymis
- epiglottitis = inflammation of the epiglottis
- episcleritis = inflammation of the sclera of the eye
- oesophagitis / esophagitis = inflammation of the esophagus
- fibrositis = inflammation of white fibrous tissues
- fibromyositis = local inflammation of muscle and connective tissue
- folliculitis = inflammation of a hair follicle
- funiculitis = inflammation of a funiculus
- gastritis = inflammation of the lining of the stomach
- glossitis = inflammation of the tongue
- hydrarthrosis = inflammation and swelling of a movable joint because of excess synovial fluid
- ileitis = inflammation of the ileum
- iridocyclitis = inflammation of the iris and ciliary body of the eye
- iridokeratitis = inflammation of the iris and cornea of the eye
- iritis = inflammation of the iris
- jejunitis = inflammation of the jejunum of the small intestine
- jejunoileitis = inflammation of the jejunum and the ileum of the small intestine
- keratitis = inflammation of the cornea causing watery painful eyes and blurred vision
- keratoconjunctivitis = inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva
- keratoiritis = inflammation of the cornea and the iris of the eye
- keratoscleritis = inflammation of the cornea and sclera of the eye
- laminitis / founder = inflammation of the laminated tissue that attaches the hoof to the foot of a horse
- laryngitis = inflammation of the mucous membrane of the larynx
- laryngopharyngitis = inflammation of the larynx and pharynx
- laryngotracheobronchitis = inflammation of the larynx and trachea and bronchial passageways
- lymphadenitis = inflammation of lymph nodes
- lymphangitis = inflammation of a lymph vessel
- mastitis = inflammation of a breast
- mastoiditis = inflammation of the mastoid
- endometritis / metritis = inflammation of the lining of the uterus
- myelitis = inflammation of the spinal cord
- myositis = inflammation of muscle tissue
- myometritis = inflammation of the myometrium
- neuritis = inflammation of a nerve accompanied by pain and sometimes loss of function
- oophoritis = inflammation of one or both ovaries
- orchitis = inflammation of one or both testes
- osteitis = inflammation of a bone as a consequence of infection or trauma or degeneration
- otitis = inflammation of the ear
- ovaritis = inflammation of the ovaries
- pancreatitis = inflammation of the pancreas
- parametritis = inflammation of connective tissue adjacent to the uterus
- parotitis = inflammation of one or both parotid glands
- peritoneal inflammation / peritonitis = inflammation of the peritoneum
- phalangitis = inflammation of a finger or toe
- phlebitis = inflammation of a vein
- pneumonitis = inflammation of the lungs
- posthitis = inflammation of the foreskin of the penis
- proctitis = inflammation of the rectum; marked by bloody stools and a frequent urge to defecate
- prostatitis = inflammation of the prostate gland characterized by perineal pain and irregular urination and (if severe) chills and fever
- rachitis = inflammation of the vertebral column
- radiculitis = inflammation of the radicle of a nerve
- retinitis = inflammation of the retina
- rhinitis / coryza = an inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the nose
- sinusitis = inflammation of one of the paranasal sinuses
- salpingitis = inflammation of a Fallopian tube (usually the result of infection spreading from the vagina or uterus) or of a Eustachian tube
- scleritis = inflammation of the sclera
- sialadenitis = inflammation of the salivary glands
- splenitis = inflammation of the spleen
- spondylitis = inflammation of a spinal joint
- stomatitis = inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth
- synovitis = inflammation of the synovial membrane that lines a synovial joint
- tarsitis = inflammation of the eyelid
- tendinitis / tendonitis / tenonitis = inflammation of a tendon
- thyroiditis = inflammation of the thyroid gland
- tonsillitis = inflammation of the tonsils
- tracheitis = inflammation of the trachea
- tracheobronchitis = common respiratory infection characterized by inflammation of the trachea and the bronchi
- tympanitis = inflammation of the inner ear
- ulitis = inflammation of the gums
- ureteritis = inflammation of the ureter
- uveitis = inflammation of the uvea of the eye
- uvulitis = inflammation of the uvula
- vaginitis = inflammation of the vagina
- valvulitis = inflammation of a valve
- vasculitis = inflammation of a blood vessel
- vasovesiculitis = inflammation of the vas deferens and seminal vesicles
- vesiculitis = inflammation of a seminal vesicle
- vulvitis = inflammation of the vulva
- vulvovaginitis = inflammation of the vulva and the vagina
- shin splints = painful inflammation of the muscles around the shins
- part of: inflammatory disease = a disease characterized by inflammation
- the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
- example: he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation
- lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
- synonyms of inflammation: excitation / excitement / fervor / fervour
- more generic term: emotional arousal = the arousal of strong emotions and emotional behavior
- more specific terms:
- arousal to violent emotion
- the act of setting something on fire
Alternative definition of the noun inflammation
- The act of inflaming, kindling, or setting on fire; also, the state of being inflamed.
- [symptom] A condition of any part of the body, consisting in congestion of the blood vessels, with obstruction of the blood current, and growth of morbid tissue. It is manifested outwardly by redness and swelling, attended with heat and pain.
- Violent excitement; heat; passion; animosity; turbulence; as, an inflammation of the mind, of the body politic, or of parties.
Specialised definition of the noun inflammation
Glossary of sports
the fact of having become sore, red and swollen as a reaction to an infection, an irritation or a blow (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)
Inflammation: A localized protective response resulting from injury or destruction of tissues. Inflammation serves to destroy, dilute, or wall off both the injurious agent and the injured tissue. In the acute phase, inflammation is characterized by the signs of pain, heat, redness, swelling, and loss of function. Histologically, inflammation involves a complex series of events, including dilatation of arterioles, capillaries, and venules, with increased permeability and blood flow; exudation of fluids, including plasma proteins; and leukocyte migration into the site of inflammation.
Phrases with Inflammation
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Inflammation
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The Nature of Disease (2007)
Pathology for the Health Professions by Thomas H. McConnell
Acute inflammation is the result of short-term injury...
Inflammation is a chain of events involving white blood cells, blood vessels, special blood proteins, and molecules released from injured tissue. Injured cells release substances into the ...
Pacific Dental Gazette (1914)
Inflammation is a vital reaction, the ultimate purpose of which is the re- establishment of function with the least degree of stress on the...
The cause of inflammation is an appropriate degree of irritation which persists, but which does not at once endanger the life of the part.
Trial for Mal-practice, Frank P. Frisby, by His Next Friend, Pearson Noble, Vs. Dr. Leonard Pratt, in the Circuit Court of Carroll County, State of Illinois, March 7th, 1864 (1864)
by John S. Cochrane
Inflammation is a diseased condition — the effect of injury. Pus is not found save as a...
A Dictionary of Medicine Including General Pathology, General Therapeutics, Hygiene, and the Diseases Peculiar to Women and Children (1884)
by Sir Richard Quain (bart.)
Croupous inflammation is that form in which a able exudation is formed upon a mucous surface.
by Undurti N. Das
Inflammation is the complex biological response of vascular tissue to harmful stimuli such as pathogens, damaged cells or irritants  that consists of both vascular and cellular responses. Inflammation is a protective attempt by the organism to ...
Decoding Longevity (2014)
Ending Aging as We Know It by Bryant Villeponteau, Ph.D.
Acute inflammation is the natural response of the immune system to injury or infection and it is important mechanism for...
A key biomarker for chronic inflammation is a blood protein called C-Reactive Protein (CRP), which is produced in the ...
by Louise Bye, Neil Modi, Miles Stanford
Inflammation is the response of tissue to a noxious stimulus. The response can be localized or generalized, and the stimulus infectious or non- infectious. Non-infectious stimuli can be broken down into exogenous or endogenous.
Including the Pronunciation, Accentuation, Derivation, and Definition of the Terms Used in Medicine, Anatomy, Surgery ... by George Milbry Gould
“inflammation is a local reaction, often beneficial, of the living tissues against the...
Kaplan's Cardiac Anesthesia (2011)
Expert Consult Premium by Joel A. Kaplan, David L. Reich, Steven N. Konstadt
A large body of evidence suggests that excessive systemic inflammation is a cause of postoperative organ dysfunction. 4. No interventions ...
Ocular Pathology E-Book (2014)
Expert Consult by Myron Yanoff, Joseph W. Sassani
Inflammation is the response of a tissue or tissues to a II. III.
In a general way, inflammation is a response to a foreign stimulus that may involve specific (immunologic) or nonspecific reactions. Immune reactions arise in ...
Basic and Clinical Applications of Tumor Immunology by Howard L. Kaufman, Jedd D. Wolchok
Local tissue response to tumor progression resembles the process of chronic inflammation. Inflammation is a normal component of wound healing or tissue repair. Several years ago, H. Dworak described tumors as wounds that do not heal ...
Basic, Pre-Clinical and Clinical Research Advances by Thomas Rogers, Gerard J. Criner, William D. Cornwell
Systemic inflammation is an established feature of COPD, often accompanied by inflammation in the heart, blood vessels, and...
Brain Tumors (2009)
by Mark Cohen, MD, David E. Elder, MB, ChB, Bette K. Kleinschmidt-DeMasters, MD, Richard Prayson, MD
Perivascular chronic inflammation is a fairly frequent finding. A subset of tumors may demonstrate calcification. Many of the large, bizarre-appearing cells demonstrate GFAP immunoreactivity. It is not unusual to find occasional cells in these ...
Medical Lexicon. A New Dictionary of Medical Science, containing a concise account of the various subjects and terms, ... and formulae for ... preparations etc. Third edition (1865)
INFLAMMATION—INFRAORBITAR. ___;°._. Inflammation may end by resolution, suppuration, gangrene, adhesion, efl'usion, or indurntion. Each of the inflammations of internal organs has received a name according to the organ affected; ...
A Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)
by Robert Ireland
inflammation n. The body's response to an area affected by trauma, infection, or invasion by a foreign ...
Containing a Concise Explanation of the Various Terms Used in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery: Also, a Short Description of the Anatomy Or Structure of the Eye, the Foot, and Other Important Parts of the Horse. With Practical Observations on His Diseases, as Well as Those of Other Domestic Animals by James White
INFLAMMAtion GENERAL. See Fever, Inflammatory. INFLAMMATIon INTFRN AI. Inflammation rarely, perhaps never, attacks all the internal parts at the same time; it is usually confined to the contents, or some part of the contents, of one of the ...
A Compendious Dictionary of the Veterinary Art: containing a concise explanation of the various terms used in veterinary medicine and surgery, etc (1817)
by James WHITE (Veterinary Surgeon.)
INFLAMMATION GENERAL. See Fever, Inflammatory. ' INFLAMMATION INTERNAL. Inflammation rarely, perhaps never, attacks all the internal parts at the same time; it is usually confined to the contents, or some part of the contents, oi'one of' ...
On the Basis of Dr. Gregory's Comprehending the Latest Improvements in Every Branch of Useful Knowledge by James Mitchell
Phrenitis, inflammation of the brain. This, as a sthenic affection, independently of proper maniacal disorder, or febrile affection, is an extremely rare disease. Symptoms. Redness of the face and eyes, impatience of light and sound, ...
by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo, Catherine Whitney
Inflammation is closely integrated with the immune responses that constitute healing and repair of damaged tissue. Virtually all of the white blood cells ( neutrophils, lymphocytes, eosinophils, basophils, and monocytes), as well as the blood ...
by Louisa Pansegrouw
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by Shirley Palmer
der Kinnbackenholilen, inflammation of maxillary antra, s. Anire. Entziind. der Knorpel, inflammation of cartilages, Chondrite. Entziind., langwierige, chronic, slow inflammation, s. Chronique. Entziind. der Leber, sclileichende, chronic ...
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- Foxy's inflammation of the eye
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- Pulmonary tuberculosis - Acute inflammation only
Acute inflammatipn may be the only finding in tuberculosis occurring in patients who are immunosuppressed. Numerous acid fast bacilli can usually be found in lesions of this type.
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- Comparison Appendicitis (with Slight Inflammation)
This is a comparison appendicitis. In the upper regions (to the left) it is relatively normal, with some red streaking, showing signs of inflammation. The inflammation is more obvious towards the bottom (right) and on the outside.
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- Inflammation Meaning
Video shows what inflammation means. The act of inflaming, kindling, or setting on fire; also, the state of being inflamed.. A condition of any part of the body, ...
- ISTS 2014 Clinical outcomes panel discussion: 5 Inflammation definition and cell types
International Scientific Tendinopathy Symposium 2014 St Hilda's College, University of Oxford September 5th, 2014 Clinical outcomes panel discussion Chairs ...
- Osteoarthritis - Description and Treatment Options - Reduce inflammation with Super Lutein & Izumio
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