A morbid condition of any part of the body, consisting in congestion of the blood vessels, with obstruction of the blood current, and growth of morbid tissue. It is manifested outwardly by redness and swelling, attended with tenderness, heat and pain. It may be caused by exposure to any number of injurious agents.
Violent excitement; heat; passion; animosity; turbulence; as, an inflammation of the mind, of the body politic, or of parties.
heat, pain, redness, and/or swelling: reactions to the release of body chemicals at a site of tissue damage; physical injury; bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic infection; or an allergic reaction.