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Related to phlogistic: phlogiston


1. Of or relating to phlogiston.
2. Of, relating to, or inducing inflammation or fever; inflammatory.


1. (Pathology) pathol of inflammation; inflammatory
2. (Chemistry) chem of, concerned with, or containing phlogiston


(floʊˈdʒɪs tɪk)

1. Pathol. inflammatory.
2. pertaining to or consisting of phlogiston.
[1725–35; < Greek phlogist(ós) inflammable (verbal adj. of phlogízein to set on fire; akin to phlox, phlegm) + -ic]
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The anti-inflammatory activity of NSAIDs tests on carrageenan-induced paw edema was most pronounced 1 h after the injection of the phlogistic agent.
In my practice as a plastic surgeon, I have found myself understanding that to obtain good post-operative results according to the intensity that varies from minor to major operations (the majority are very intense operations), the repair phlogistic [inflammation) resolution, edema and the scar tissue are all key factors to success.
Furthermore, ZY (derived from Saccharomyces cerevisiae), also used as phlogistic agent in experimental models, is known to induce the recruitment of neutrophils and cytokines release into the inflammatory sites by increasing expressions of p38 and ERK1/2 (Di Paola et al.
Indeed, XOR has been implicated in the defense against infectious diseases because of its capability of activating the cellular phlogistic response at various levels (reviewed in [30]).
The energy produced by the ESW therapy could form acoustics cavitation effect at the target region, da- maging the cell membrane of phlogistic fascia not the organelle, consequently, induce a therapeutic react- ion.
Carrageenan-induced hind paw edema is the standard experimental model of acute inflammation; it is the phlogistic agent of choice for testing anti-inflammatory drugs as it is not known to be antigenic and is devoid of apparent systemic effects.
In control animals, the sub plantar injection of carrageenan produced a local edema that increased progressively to reach a maximal intensity four hours after the injection of the phlogistic agent.
A few workers have also used radio-labelled phlogistic agents to demonstrate the odema reduction mechanism [23].
The phlogistic potential of a response in these two subclasses might be relevant to the pathogenesis of coeliac disease and could contribute to a raised IgA gliadin response by increasing mucosal permeability.
Elizabeth Fulhame assumed a theoretical position close to that of Lavoisier, but in the end it was her view that both the phlogistonists and the anti-phlogistonists were wrong, She attacked both the phlogistic and antiphlogistic hypotheses at a time when this was the major topic of theoretical debate in chemistry:
The dissolution step involves cell activity, however some insoluble calcium phosphates such as apatite or calcium pyrophosphates cannot be eliminated easily by cells and can manifest phlogistic properties in other tissues than in bone.