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Definition of "proinflammatory" [proinflammatory]

  • Producing or promoting inflammation. (adjective)
  • An inflammatory substance. (noun)

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Use "proinflammatory" in a sentence
  • "Of particular interest to the researchers were proteins termed proinflammatory cytokines, which are produced by the body in response to infection."
  • "Previous research has suggested that these fatty acids affect the production of proteins called proinflammatory cytokines, which signal biological processes during the inflammatory stage of wound healing."
  • "Scientists suggest that lack of sleep may influence the regulation of symptom mediators such as proinflammatory cytokines (signaling molecules) and histamines that are released in response to infection."