Cininas

Definición

Son proteínas en la sangre que causan inflamación y afectan la presión arterial (especialmente la presión arterial baja).

Ellas también:

  • Incrementan el flujo sanguíneo en todo el cuerpo.
  • Facilitan el paso de los líquidos a través de pequeños vasos sanguíneos.
  • Estimulan los receptores del dolor.
  • Son parte de un sistema complejo que ayuda a reparar tejido dañado en el cuerpo.

Referencias

Kumar V. Acute and chronic inflammation. In: Kumar V, Abbas AK, Fausto N, Aster JC, eds. Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease. 8th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 2.

Revision

Last reviewed 4/13/2013 by Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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