Body's reactin to chemical or physical trauma.
Disease producing microorganisms can cause inflammation.
symptons of inflammation
Redness, local heat, swelling, and pain. Why? Because bacterail toxins, increased blood flow, collection of plasma in tissues.
Increases the blood flow to the injured area.
Produced in inflammation. A combination of dea tissue, dead and living bacteria, dead leukocytes, and plasma.
Pus-filled cavity below the epidermis.
Increase in body temperature by the hypothalamus in response to pathogenic invasion (fever).
Increase in the number of white cells in response to infection.
Decrease in number of white cells due to chemotherapy or radiation.
steps of coagulation
1. Cut or injury. 2. Platelets and injured tissue release thromboplastin. 3. Act on prothrombin in plasma. 4. Ca+ ions convert to thrombin. 5. The thrombin acts as an enzyme and changes fibronogen. 6. Fibrin creates a mesh that traps red blood cells, platelets, and plasma, creating a blood clot.
Prevent blood clotting.
Dependent on Vitamin K.
Prothrombin and fibrinogen are both manufactured here.