Soft tissue healing - inflammation stage

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What is inflammation?
The body's normal reaction to tissue damage and infection
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How many characteristics of inflammation are there?
5
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1 - what is redness/rubor caused by?
Increase in blood flow to the surface of the skin
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2 - what is swelling/tumor caused by?
Inflammatory exudate (cells and fluid that has seeped out of blood vessels or an organ)
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3 - what is heat/calor cacused by?
Increase in blood
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4 - what is pain/dolar caused by?
chemical or mechanical irritation of nociceptors (pain receptors)
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What is the last characteristic?
Loss of function
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What two cells enter the wound site?
Leukocytes and macrophages
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What do leukocytes do?
Kill any bacteria which is present in the wound
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What do macrophages do?
They cleanse the wound of any cellular debris
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What do macrophages produce?
A number of cytokines and growth factors
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What do they also attract?
They attract contractual cells to encourage the contraction of the wound
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