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INFLAMMATION
-VASCULAR REACTION; NET RESULTS: DELIVERY OF FLUID, DISORLVED SUBSTANCES, AND CELLS FROM CIRCULATING BLOOD INTO INTERSTITIAL TISSUES IN AN AREA OF INJURY OR NECROSIS

-INFLAMMATION DOES NOT EQUAL INFECTION!!
FIVE CARDINAL SIGNS OF INFLAMMATION
1. RUBOR (REDNESS)
2. CALOR (HEAT)
3. DOLOR (PAIN)
4. TUMOR (SWELLING)

(5) FUNCTIO LAESA (ALTERED FUNCTION)
HYPEREMIA (CONGESTION)
AS THE INFLAMMATORY REACTION BEGINS, THE ARTERIOLES SUPPLYING THE AREA DILATE AND ALLOW MORE BLOOD INTO THE LOCAL MICROCIRCULATION
CHEMOTAXIS
THE DIRECTION-ORIENTED MOVEMENT OF LEUKOCYTES INTO THE INTERSTICES OF INFLAMMED TISSUES AFTER TEHY EMIGRATE
HISTAMINE
THE MOST IMPORTANT VASOACTIVE AMINE
-CAPABLE OF PRODUCTING VASODILATION AND INCREASED VASCULAR PERMEABILITY