What is "inflammation"? Are we ready to move beyond Celsus?

Scott, A., Khan, K.M., Cook, J. L. and Duronio, V. 2004, What is "inflammation"? Are we ready to move beyond Celsus?, British journal of sports medicine, vol. 38, pp. 248-249.

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Title What is "inflammation"? Are we ready to move beyond Celsus?
Author(s) Scott, A.
Khan, K.M.
Cook, J. L.
Duronio, V.
Journal name British journal of sports medicine
Volume number 38
Start page 248
End page 249
Publisher B M J Publishing Group
Place of publication Loughborough, England
Publication date 2004
ISSN 0306-3674
1473-0480
Keyword(s) historical
inflammation
Summary Inflammation, a term coined by the ancients, is widely used in sports medicine. But what is meant when a clinician tells a patient that symptoms are probably due to inflammation? The question of whether inflammation is helpful or harmful to healing can only be answered after inflammation is defined. This brief analysis of inflammation reveals that the term’s definition has changed dramatically since it was first used by Celsus nearly 2000 years ago. The definition also depends on the type of lens the viewer is using—whether it be clinical, cellular, or molecular.
Language eng
Field of Research 110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2004, BMJ Publishing Group Ltd & British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30009231

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
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