Basic Histology -- Neutrophils in Smooth Muscle Next Home Back

Neutrophils chasing bacteria through tissue can weaken the walls or organs.

In addition to disrupting the tissue, proteolysis releases amino acids which bring in water by osmosis.

Extra water in the interstitial spaces is called "edema".

This is the wall of an appendix which ruptured during an episode of acute inflammation.

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