Inflammation is the first response of the immune system to infection or irritation and may be referred to as the innate cascade.
Inflammation is characterised by the following quintet: redness (rubor), heat (calor), swelling (tumor), pain (dolor) and dysfunction of the organs involved (functio laesa).
Inflammation has two main components - cellular and exudative.
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