Definitions of inflammation

  1. the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up; " his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled"; " he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation"
  2. the act of setting on fire or catching fire
  3. arousal to violent emotion
  4. a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
  5. The act of inflaming, kindling, or setting on fire; also, the state of being inflamed.
  6. A morbid condition of any part of the body, consisting in congestion of the blood vessels, with obstruction of the blood current, and growth of morbid tissue. It is manifested outwardly by redness and swelling, attended with heat and pain.
  7. Violent excitement; heat; passion; animosity; turbulence; as, an inflammation of the mind, of the body politic, or of parties.
  8. A pathological process characterized by injury or destruction of tissues caused by a variety of cytologic and chemical reactions. It is usually manifested by typical signs of pain, heat, redness, swelling, and loss of function.
  9. An unnatural condition of any part of the body shown by pain, redness, heat, and swelling.
  10. Proctitis, architis.
  11. Arteritis; of inner tunic, endarteritis; of middle tunic, mesarteritis; of outer tunic, exarteritis, periarteritis.
  12. A morbid change or series of reactions produced in the tissues by an irritant; it is marked by an afflux of blood with exudation of plasma and leucocytes. The sensible phenomena indicating inflammation are mainly redness, heat, pain, and swelling- rubor, calor, dolor, et tumor of the older writers- none of which, however, is an essential sign of this condition; the redness and heat are phenomena of congestion, the pain and swelling are the result of congestion combined usually with exudation.
  13. A painful, heated swelling; with distended blood- vessels, etc.
  14. State of being in flame: heat of a part of the body, with pain and swelling: violent excitement: heat.
  15. Act of setting on fire; heat with pain and swelling.
  16. The act of inflaming; a diseased condition attended with heat, redness, swelling, and pain.
  17. The act of inflaming; the state of being in flame; violent excitement; heat; a redness and swelling, attended with heat, pain, and febrile symptoms.
  18. Redness and heat in some part of the body, accompanied with pain and swelling; heat; animosity.

Usage examples for inflammation

  1. Inflammation of the lungs set in; from the first her case was serious, and soon- the doctor told me- hopeless. – Artists' Wives by Alphonse Daudet
  2. The inflammation is reduced, the wound cleaned, and blood poisoning is averted. – Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights by Kelly Miller
  3. Though all this happened when he was only twenty- six, he lived to write an account of his adventures when he was seventy- four for the pleasure and instruction of posterity; and he only expired for the last time at the ripe age of eighty, from an inflammation of the lungs caught by making love to a young woman underneath her window during a hard frost. – The Story of Rouen by Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
  4. And then I was always getting these attacks of inflammation or whatever the confounded thing is. – The Gadfly by E. L. Voynich
  5. We find inflammation described by most old school authors as disease, and they treat it as such. – The American Reformed Cattle Doctor by George Dadd
  6. If I can keep off inflammation for the next six weeks I trust I shall do very well. – Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends by John Keats
  7. We might continue this article to an indefinite length; but as we shall, in the following pages, have occasion to refer to the use of the lancet as a destructive agent, we conclude it with the following remarks of an English physician: Our most valuable remedies against inflammation are but ill adapted for curing that state of disease. – The American Reformed Cattle Doctor by George Dadd
  8. It is feared an inflammation upon his lungs, brought on by violent cold- his mother and sister left us this morning- set off for England to him immediately. – Tales & Novels, Vol. IX [Contents: Harrington; Thoughts on Bores; Ormond] by Maria Edgeworth
  9. The greater the heat and fever, and the more troublesome the inflammation the more packs. – Hydriatic treatment of Scarlet Fever in its Different Forms by Charles Munde
  10. And hence it appears, that the Pleurisy is really an Inflammation of the Lungs, accompanied with acute Pain. – Advice to the people in general, with regard to their health by Samuel Auguste David Tissot
  11. " We shall be rid of jealousy, Stephen, that inflammation of the mind, that bitterness, that pitiless sore, so that I shan't be tormented by the thought of Rachel and she will be able to tolerate me. – The Passionate Friends by Herbert George Wells
  12. But the diagnosis at present seems to show an inflammation of the ego. – Definitions by Henry Seidel Canby
  13. To add to his misery, he had caught violent inflammation in his eyes. – Rataplan by Ellen Velvin
  14. Notwithstanding these precautions, I have seen a considerable degree of swelling and inflammation follow the extraction. – A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench
  15. Inflammation of the Lungs usually begins with a chill and is followed by a high fever. – The Veterinarian by Chas. J. Korinek
  16. Bowels change from cold to hot, even to 104, at which time all symptoms point to inflammation of the bowels. – Philosophy of Osteopathy by Andrew T. Still
  17. Dr. Almquist's report enumerates only a few serious maladies, all successfully cured, among which may be mentioned stomach colds and slight cases of inflammation of the lungs, but not a single case of that insidious disease, scurvy, which formerly raged in such a frightful way among the crews in all long voyages, and which is still wont to gather so many victims from among Polar travellers. – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold
  18. The inflammation and swelling were still less. – An Essay on the Application of the Lunar Caustic in the Cure of Certain Wounds and Ulcers by John Higginbottom
  19. In chronic diseases, especially those of the lungs, where there is no inflammation a change of air is much to be recommended. – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  20. I've learned so much inflammation that it will be months before there's any space for any more to sink in. – Heart of Gold by Ruth Alberta Brown