What Is Inflammation? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms


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What role do Cytokines play when the body is combating inflammation?

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1. Why is the release of Histamine such an important factor during the body's response to a foreign invader?

2. Which of the following best describe the body's inflammation response to a foreign invader?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of characteristics of inflammation. Information you'll be assessed on includes definitions of the terms histamine and tumor as well as what to look for as signs of inflammation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Uses for cytokines
  • Description of the term histamine
  • Identifying signs of inflammation
  • Tumor defined
  • Meaning of the word dolor

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related microbiolgy lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding histamines
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as tumor and cytokines
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the signs of inflammation

Additional Learning

To learn more about illness and injury, review the accompanying lesson titled What Is Inflammation? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe inflammation
  • Identify five key signs of inflammation
  • Define the term histamine and relate it to an understanding of inflammation
  • Tell the role of cytokines in combatting infection
  • Know one short-term consequence and one long-term consequence of inflammation