Wednesday, 23 December 2009


Products of PHAGOCYTOSIS along with plasma and blood cells form EXUDATES*

(any fluid that filters from circulatory system into lesions or areas of inflammation*)

Exudates accumulate causing SWELLING (tumor) and PAIN (dolor)

Exudates are composed of serous fluid, red blood cells, fibrinogen OR tissue debris and white blood cell breakdown products


  1. PHAGOCYTOSIS - The ingestion and destruction by phagocytic cells of other cellular or particulate material.

  2. CHEMOTAXIS - The process through which phagocytic cells are attracted to the site of injury.

    They are attracted to a substance (like bees to honey, sharks to blood etc) and then follow the concentration gradient (swim WITH the tide) from an area of low concentration to an area of high concentration.