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Inflammation: Tissue Response to Injury

  • The inflammatory response is triggered whenever

body tissues are injured

  • Beneficial effects:

    • Prevents the spread of damaging agents to nearby tissues

    • Disposes of cell debris and pathogens

    • Sets the stage for repair processes

  • The four cardinal signs of acute inflammation are redness, heat, swelling, and pain

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