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  • n  a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat

  • Pathology textbooks take refuge in rolling Latin, describing inflammation by its signs: rubor, calor, tumor, dolor (redness, heat, swelling, pain).
  • But they damage the vessels' walls, causing dilation and rubor, and letting out white cells and antibody proteins.

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