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(flam'a-bĕl), This word is preferred to inflammable; the prefix in- is sometimes mistaken for a sign of negation.
The property of burning readily and quickly.
Synonym(s): inflammable
[L. flamma, flame]


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Q. What causes inflammation of the knee joint?

A. It depends on many things - the age of the person, other diseases he or she may have, whether he experienced any trauma to the joint, drugs or other substances he or she uses. Generally speaking, it may be caused by an infection (usually after trauma, very painful and abrupt inflammation, necessitates rapid treatment), rheumatologic diseases (such as rheumatoid arthritis or others, reaction to drugs or as a feature of other diseases.

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Q. what is fragments of endocervical glandular mucosa with inflammation and squamous metaplasia fragments of endocervical glandular mucosa

A. It means that part of the mucose on the cervix area has changes from a certain kind of mucose cells to another, and that there is a bit of an inflammation around it. This should be brought to the knowledge of a gynecologist and be monitored by him/her.

Q. Does anyone know how to relieve chronic back pain due to inflammation and arthritis? I have tried OTC arthritis pain meds they don't offer much relief for me. I have had surgery for herniated disc. My doctor says that there is a lot of inflammation and arthritis in my back. You can't get Vioxx anymore. Is there an alternative?

A. there also is a drug called diclofenac(cataflam) ask your DR.

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