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Cytokines - Part of Body's Defence System - Glossary

Last Updated on Jul 24, 2021
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Inflammation: A response of redness, swelling, pain, and a feeling of heat in certain areas which is meant to protect tissues affected by injury or disease.
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Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS): ARDS is a life-threatening condition in which inflammation of the lungs and accumulation of fluid in the air sacs (alveoli) leads to low blood oxygen levels. While it shares some similarities with infant respiratory distress syndrome, its causes and treat.

Ventilator: A machine that assists or controls breathing; a respirator.

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