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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Studies continue to document diverse biologic effects of vitamin D, including "modulation of immune response, inflammatory disease, cardiovascular health, and carcinogenesis," the researchers wrote.
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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