- List the 4 cardinal signs of inflammation and the pathogenesis of each.
- List the cells of the inflammatory process, their activity, and whether they are involved in acute or chronic inflammation or both.
- Describe the vascular and cellular events of acute inflammation.
- Define exudate, transudate, edema, and pus.
- List 5 mediators of acute inflammation and their activities.
- Discuss chronic inflammation including how it arises, its cells, mediators, and histology.
- Distinguish granulomatous inflammation as to causes and morphology.
- Define the following: fibrinous, serous, suppurative, and catarrhal inflammation; abscess; ulcer; and cellulitis.
- Define labile, stable, and permanent cells relative to the healing process. Give tissue examples.
- Describe the process of wound healing by first intention and second intention.
- Describe systemic and local influences that may modify the repair process.
An abscess is a collection of pus (white blood cells) within a cavity formed by disintegrated tissue.