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|+||A word that means "causing inflammation." In acne, "inflammatory" is usually used to describe [[lesion]]s that are inflamed by chemical reactions or [[bacteria]] in clogged follicles.|
|+||(2) Inflammatory |
|+||(Science: pathology) [[inflammation]] is the reaction of living [[tissue]]s to injury, [[trauma]], [[infection]] or irritation. Inflamed tissues are characterised by [[pain]], [[swelling]], redness and heat. Anything that stimulates the inflammatory response is said to be inflammatory. |