response, inflammatory

response, inflammatory (in·flamˑ·m·tōrˈ·ē ri·spnsˑ),

n the healthy physiologic response to injuries and infections; caused by increased blood flow and immune system activity and characterized by fever, pain, redness, and swelling.
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Although the causes of rheumatoid arthritis are not fully understood, constitutive overproduction of interleukin-6 (IL-6), a multifunctional cytokine that regulates immune response, inflammatory reaction and bone metabolism, is thought to play a major pathological role in RA.

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