Mcsf

macrophage-colony stimulating factor

HPETE:

hydroperoxy-eicosatetraenoic acid

IL:

interleukin

LT:

leukotriene

PG:

prostaglandin

TNF:

tumour necrosis factor

TX:

throm box a tic

many different cells and cell products, and only a general account of the current understanding of the inflammatory process is provided here. A normal inflammatory response is essential to fight infections and is part of the repair mechanism and removal of debris following tissue damage. Inflammation can also cause disease, due to damage of healthy tissue. This may occur if the response is over-vigorous, or persists longer than is necessary. Additionally, we now know that some conditions have a previously unrecognised inflammatory component, e.g. atherosclerosis.

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