User Tools

Site Tools



glossary:inflammatory

A word that means “causing inflammation.” In acne, “inflammatory” is usually used to describe lesions that are inflamed by chemical reactions or bacteria in clogged follicles.

(2) Inflammatory (Science: pathology) inflammation is the reaction of living tissues to injury, trauma, infection or irritation. Inflamed tissues are characterised by pain, swelling, redness and heat. Anything that stimulates the inflammatory response is said to be inflammatory.

glossary/inflammatory.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)