last updated 24-07-2021

Inflammation

Inflammation

Inflammation as it would appear in asthma or COPD:
- increase in number of inflammatory cells
- edema

style="color: #000040; font-family: Verdana, Arial; font-size: medium; background-color: #e4eaff;">- dilated blood vessels (not shown)
- excessive mucus
Also note that the smooth muscle can 1) contract resulting in bronchospasm, and 2) hypertrophy, as it would be seen in asthma.