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Jun
24
Stages of inflammation - Gingivitis

Stages of inflammation - Gingivitis

Gingivitis refers to the inflammation of soft tissues, surrounding the teeth. Inflammation in gingivitis is restricted to the gingiva unlike
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Jun
24
Diabetes and periodontitis - The two way relationship

Diabetes and periodontitis - The two way relationship

Periodontitis refers to the inflammation of the supporting periodontal tissues surrounding the tooth. It is caused by specific groups of
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Jun
24
Dental Plaque - Structure and formation

Dental Plaque - Structure and formation

The oral cavity comprises of a diverse variety of microbial flora (of which bacteria are predominant) housed as distinct microbial
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Jun
24
Geographic tongue

Geographic tongue

Introduction Geographic tongue, also called erythema migrans and benign migratory glossitis, is a common benign condition, usually occurring on the
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Jun
22
Apoptosis

Apoptosis

Introduction and EtiologyApoptosis, also called “programmed cell death” is the process where the cell regulates its own death through the
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Jun
22
Mediators of inflammation: An introduction

Mediators of inflammation: An introduction

IntroductionInflammation is fundamentally a protective response of the body against any offending agent or tissue damage. It involves responses of
3 min read
Jun
22
Inflammation: Vascular events and leukocyte migration

Inflammation: Vascular events and leukocyte migration

IntroductionInflammation is fundamentally, a protective response of the body against any offending agent or tissue damage. It involves responses of
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Jun
22
Phagocytosis: Recognition and removal of microbes during inflammation

Phagocytosis: Recognition and removal of microbes during inflammation

Microbes and dead cells could trigger inflammatory mediators to cause inflammation, which is basically the body’s response of delivering
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Jun
22
Antigen recognition by T-cells

Antigen recognition by T-cells

T lymphocytes cannot directly recognize or be activated by antigens on microbes or those that are extra-cellular in circulation. They
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Jun
22
Type IV Hypersensitivity

Type IV Hypersensitivity

IntroductionThe immune system protects the human body against disease by dispatching a bunch of immune cells whenever the body encounters
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