• WordNet 3.6
    • adj inflammatory characterized or caused by inflammation "an inflammatory process","an inflammatory response"
    • adj inflammatory arousing to action or rebellion
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A headache and inflammatory pain can be reduced by eating 20 tart cherries
    • Inflammatory (Med) Accompanied with, or tending to cause, preternatural heat and excitement of arterial action; as, an inflammatory disease.
    • Inflammatory Tending to excite anger, animosity, tumult, or sedition; seditious; as, inflammatory libels, writings, speeches, or publications.
    • Inflammatory Tending to inflame, kindle, or irritate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Some arthritis medications contain gold salts, which is used as an anti-inflammatory
    • inflammatory Tending to inflame, or to excite or produce inflammation: as, inflammatory medicines.
    • inflammatory Of the nature of, or accompanied or caused by, the morbid condition called inflammation: as, inflammatory rheumatism.
    • inflammatory Of, pertaining to, or indicative of inflammation, or an inflamed condition: as, inflammatory symptoms.
    • inflammatory Tending to excite passion, desire, etc.; of a nature to rouse anger, animosity, tumult, sedition, etc.: as, an inflammatory harangue.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Eating about twenty tart cherries a day could reduce inflammatory pain and headache pain
    • adj Inflammatory tending to inflame: inflaming: exciting
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  • Tennessee Williams
    “The most dangerous word in any human tongue is the word for brother. It's inflammatory.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. inflammatoire,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. inflammārein, into, flamma, a flame.


In literature:

But it was Bas himself who had coached Sam Opdyke with the incitement and inflammatory counsel which he had voiced the day before.
"The Roof Tree" by Charles Neville Buck
In February 1755, he was seized with an inflammatory fever when on a visit at Paris.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 360, October 1845" by Various
When the gangrene reaches the cheek or lip, however, very active inflammatory symptoms are uniformly developed.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
On the 2d day the incisions were inflamed and there was a pale inflammatory stain around them.
"An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of the Variolae Vaccinae" by Edward Jenner
Histological examination of all fresh inflammatory processes, in which mainly polynuclear elements are found, leads to accordant results.
"Histology of the Blood" by Paul Ehrlich
On several occasions the Abbe Chartier came over to St Eustache and delivered inflammatory addresses to the rebel levies.
"The 'Patriotes' of '37" by Alfred D. Decelles
More resolutions were unnecessary, especially resolutions which were as inflammatory as these.
"The Road to Independence: Virginia 1763-1783" by Virginia State Dept. of Education
I dared not fuck, but once frigged, and it brought on the inflammatory stage again.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
It was discussed at Keppler's over beer and bad whiskey, and quite inflammatory speeches were made.
"Hope Mills" by Amanda M. Douglas
Several of the discharged hands were in evidence, each surrounded by an attentive group, and expounding more or less inflammatory views.
"The Lieutenant-Governor" by Guy Wetmore Carryl

In news:

Effect of Seawater Salts on Inflammatory Skin Disease.
Effect of Seawater Salts on Inflammatory Skin Disease
Effect of Seawater Salts on Inflammatory Skin Disease .
Miranda Lambert hasn't spoken to Eric Church about his inflammatory comments in a Rolling Stone interview earlier this year.
Turmeric , the yellow spice that colors curry and American mustard, is a potent natural anti-inflammatory agent.
The most inflammatory current word is "disrespect.".
Cam Janssen, Devils' enforcer , offers apology for inflammatory remarks.
Social media sites pressed to remove " inflammatory content".
India cracked down on websites that it said was spreading " inflammatory content".
News Kommah Seray Inflammatory Breast Cancer Foundation Open House.
Cam Janssen, Devils' enforcer, offers apology for inflammatory remarks.
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the nose and paranasal sinuses masquerading as a malignancy.
My words were emotional, reactionary, and inflammatory .
Stanley Campbell's comments about Tea Party inflammatory .
Friedgen clarifies inflammatory comments made about Maryland on WNST last week.

In science:

Unusual inflammatory and fibrogenic pulmonary responses to single-walled carbon nanotubes in mice.
Carbon Nanotubes in Biology and Medicine: in vitro and in vivo Detection, Imaging and Drug Delivery
Normally, interaction of these proteins blocks signal paths TRAF6, RIP1 and RIP2 for prevention of the superfluous inflammatory response (Coll 2010) (Fig. 11).
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
I believe that future treatment for psoriatic disease will not be aimed at cosmetic and/or anti-inflammatory correction of local symptoms only, but at elimination and/or alleviation of underlying causes, i.e. at treatment for intestine dysfunctions in most cases (SP1, SP2).
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
New insights into the regulation of signalling by toll -like receptors and nod-like receptors. J Innate Immun. 2010;2(5):406-21. 20505309. Conte MP, Schippa S, Zamboni I. et al. Gut-associated bacterial microbiota in paediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
This results in brain edema and microglial activation, and the production of large amounts of pro-inflammatory cytokines, ROS, nitric oxide, among other mediators of neuroinflammation, which exacerbate tissue damage.
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats