Acute Inflammation: Causes, Examples & Impact


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Which molecule is responsible for attracting neutrophils to a damaged area in the body?

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1. Compare prostaglandins to leukotrienes. Select the answer which most accurately matches your own.

2. Which of the following are examples of eicosanoids?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What types of substances are released in the body that lead to inflammation, and what can cause the release of these substances? This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your knowledge of the terms used to describe this process.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • A term related to leukotrienes
  • A term related to prostaglandins
  • Types of eicosanoids
  • What arachidonic is
  • What leukotrienes are important for

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about what cells and compounds play roles in inflammation
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the inflammatory process and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as eicosanoid and leukotriene
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the causes of inflammation

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Acute Inflammation: Causes, Examples & Impact. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • List causes of inflammation
  • Describe the substance found in cell membranes and its derivatives that play a part in inflammation
  • Explain the function of each of these substances during the inflammatory process
  • Name other compounds involved in inflammation
  • Provide examples of what happens in the body during inflammation