INFLAMMATION - a complex, complex local vascular-tissue (mesenchymal) protective adaptive reaction of the whole organism to the action of a pathogenic irritant. This reaction is manifested by the development of changes in blood circulation at the site of tissue or organ damage mainly in the microvasculature, increased vascular permeability in combination with tissue degeneration and cell proliferation.

Inflammation is characteristic of humans and animals, including lower animals and unicellular organisms in a simplified form. The mechanism of inflammation is common to all organisms, regardless of location, type of stimulus and individual characteristics of the body.

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