inflammation inflammation  /ˌɪn flə ˈmeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
  2. (n) the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
  3. (n) arousal to violent emotion
  4. (n) the act of setting something on fire

Usage(s):

  1. PTI cover story: The surprising link between inflammation and heart attacks, cancer, Alzheimer's and other diseases.
  2. Surely, inflammation is half a billion years old, since even the lowly starfish may experience it.
  3. The damaging effects of inflammation can be kept to a minimum with drugs, diet and even dental hygiene.

News

  1. Cocoa may help protect against inflammation, diabetes

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa., June 13 (UPI) -- A few cups of hot cocoa may protect against inflammation, which is linked to obesity and diabetes, U.S. researchers say.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: UPI

  2. Chatwood given extra day to rest triceps, elbow

    Right-hander Tyler Chatwood, who hasn't pitched since suffering inflammation of tissue in the right triceps and elbow area during his last start on June 3, is slated to start Saturday against the Phillies, instead of Friday as originally announced.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Major League Baseball

  3. Cocoa may help fight obesity-related inflammation

    A few cups of hot cocoa may not only fight off the chill of a winter's day, but they could also help obese people better control inflammation-related diseases, such as diabetes, according to new research.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Science Daily

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Quotes

  1. "The neck feels pretty good," said Woods, who withdrew during the final round of last month's Players Championship due to the injury. "It's still not where I want it to be, but the inflammation has calmed down. I'm still a little sore after a...
    on Jun 2, 2010 By: Tiger Wood Source: BusinessWeek

  2. "I was able to throw yesterday," Hamels said. "It's just been that kind of mild discomfort, something I don't want to have to deal with during the season. So if we can figure it out and somehow lessen the inflammation and the discomfort, I'll...
    on Mar 16, 2009 By: Cole Hamels Source: ESPN

  3. "My knee is actually feeling good at the moment and there is no inflammation, but we have to look at the bigger picture and accept that this is an ideal point in time to recover further, get best advice and make sure that I come back fitter,"...
    on Apr 3, 2008 By: Ledley King Source: Reuters.uk

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