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  • adj. Producing or promoting inflammation.
  • n. An inflammatory substance.

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  • adj. tending to cause inflammation


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pro- + inflammatory


  • Of particular interest to the researchers were proteins termed proinflammatory cytokines, which are produced by the body in response to infection. News Feed

  • Previous research has suggested that these fatty acids affect the production of proteins called proinflammatory cytokines, which signal biological processes during the inflammatory stage of wound healing.


  • Scientists suggest that lack of sleep may influence the regulation of symptom mediators such as proinflammatory cytokines (signaling molecules) and histamines that are released in response to infection.

    The Highlight HEALTH Network

  • Macrophages elaborate proinflammatory cytokines like Interferon g, TNFa and IL-2 in a “destroy the village in order to save it” fashion in an attempt to kill the virus.

    Creeping Crud

  • This study outlines graded production of the proinflammatory cytokine IL-6 in the intestinal lamina propria of children with UC.

    IBD clinical studies: diagnostic testing

  • And when proinflammatory cytokines are administered to animals, they elicit "sickness behavior": The animals become listless, lose interest in eating, grooming, socializing and sex, and show increased sensitivity to pain, changes strikingly similar to those in humans with major depression.

    The Depression-Inflammation Connection

  • Finally, bacterial products may stimulate the liver to release proinflammatory proteins that can inflame the vessel walls, as well as clotting factors that can lead to enhanced formation of blood clots in the damaged vessels.

    Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.: Why Oral Health Leads to Overall Health

  • Omega-6 fats have been shown in numerous studies to be proinflammatory.

    Changing dietary trends and the obesity epidemic | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • In a study of elderly folks, higher evening levels of proinflammatory cytokines especially Interleukin 6 were related to getting less sleep.

    The Source

  • Shifting from saturated to healthy fats changes the way your body responds to inflammation: producing antiinflammatory rather than proinflammatory immune messengers.

    The Source


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