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Most of this volume deals selectively with chemical mediators of inflammation, their isolation, characterization, and elucidation of their mechanisms of action. The authors emphasize the minimal criteria for identifying a substance as a mediator of the inflammatory process and the requirements for testing of antiinflammatory drugs. In these contexts they stress the need for understanding the sequential and often independent vascular and cellular events in inflammation, perhaps the most valuable contribution of this presentation. The authors make little attempt to present and evaluate hypotheses for an integrated view of the whole process of inflammation, which lessens the value of this
The Pharmacology of Inflammation.. Ann Intern Med. ;69:1342. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-69-6-1342_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;69(6):1342.
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