My latest in a series of my favorite Khan Academy health related videos is on inflammation. I expected this video to be more scientific, teaching about the process commonly called the inflammatory cascade, a process where once something happens to start the inflammation process how the body responds with a series of chemical reactions leading to the cardinal signs of inflammation: dolor(pain), calor(heat), rubor(redness) and tumor(swelling). Actually the video is an interview with a physician about the long term vs. short term effects of inflammation and methods used to reduce inflammation.
Certainly don’t go out and start using all the drugs mentioned in the interview, but it is fun to watch and get you thinking. Enjoy.
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