Definition of Inflammatory

1. Adjective. Characterized or caused by inflammation. "An inflammatory response"

Similar to: Unhealthy
Derivative terms: Inflame, Inflame

2. Adjective. Arousing to action or rebellion.

Definition of Inflammatory

1. a. Tending to inflame, kindle, or irritate.

Definition of Inflammatory

1. Adjective. Tending to inflame or provoke somebody. ¹

2. Adjective. Causing or caused by inflammation. ¹

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Definition of Inflammatory

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Inflammatory

1. Inflammation is the reaction of living tissues to injury, infection or irritation. Inflamed tissues are characterised by pain, swelling, redness and heat. Anything that stimulates the inflammatory response is said to be inflammatory. See: inflammation. (11 Jun 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Inflammatory

inflammable air
inflammation: gallium imaging
inflammation mediators
inflammatory bowel disease
inflammatory bowel diseases
inflammatory carcinoma
inflammatory corpuscle
inflammatory disease
inflammatory gallbladder disease
inflammatory lymph
inflammatory macrophage
inflammatory oedema
inflammatory papillary hyperplasia
inflammatory polyp
inflammatory pseudotumour
inflammatory response

Literary usage of Inflammatory

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1887)
"Journ. of April 16, 1887, his views of the pathology of chronic inflammatory disease of the uterine appendages, as illustrated in a series of 63 cases ..."

2. A Text-book of Pathology by William George MacCallum (1916)
"THE form assumed by the inflammatory reaction varies somewhat with the ... According to the distribution of the inflammatory irritant in the tissues the ..."

3. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1906)
"Moderate peripheral fatty infiltration existed, but there was an entire absence of inflammatory reaction within the liver tissue 1 This study was aided by ..."

4. The Science and Art of Surgery: A Treatise on Surgical Injuries, Diseases by John Eric Erichsen (1885)
"The necessity for this arises from the fact that inflammatory affections are ... The chronic productive inflammatory processes which in the soft parts lead ..."

5. Manual of Bacteriology by Robert Muir, James Ritchie (1903)
"Secondly, there is the acute catarrhal or lobular pneumonia, where a catarrhal inflammatory process spreads from the capillary bronchi to the air vesicles, ..."

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