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Name: Susie
Status: Student
Grade:  6-8
Location: HI
Country: United States
Date: January 2005


Question:
How does your body know how to fix itself so quickly and easily? What controls your healing process?



Replies:
Damaged cells release chemicals that attract various types of white blod cells which in turn release histamine which causes inflammation and swelling. The inflammation and swelling are the result of increased blood flow into the damaged area which accelerates repair or replacement by mitosis of the damaged cells. Do a seach on Google using terms like inflammation, histamine, mast cells and damage repair.

Ron Baker, Ph.D.



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