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In response to an incision or wound, a wound healing cascade is unleashed. This cascade takes place in four phases: clot formation, inflammation, proliferation, and maturation.
Healing of a wound begins with clot formation to stop bleeding and to reduce infection by bacteria, viruses and fungi. Clotting is followed by neutrophil invasion three to 24 hours after the wound has been incurred, with mitoses beginning in epithelial cells after 24 to 48 hours.
In the inflammatory phase, macrophages and other phagocytic cells kill bacteria, debride damaged tissue and release chemical factors such as growth hormones that encourage fibroblasts, epithelial cells and endothelial cells which make new capillaries to migrate to the area and divide. In the proliferative phase, immature granulation tissue containing plump, active fibroblasts forms.
Fibroblasts quickly produce abundant type III collagen , which fills the defect left by an open wound. Granulation tissue moves, as a wave, from the border of the injury towards the center. As granulation tissue matures, the fibroblasts produce less collagen and become more spindly in appearance. They begin to produce the much stronger type I collagen. Some of the fibroblasts mature into myofibroblasts which contain the same type of actin found in smooth muscle , which enables them to contract and reduce the size of the wound.
During the maturation phase of wound healing, unnecessary vessels formed in granulation tissue are removed by apoptosis , and type III collagen is largely replaced by type I. Collagen which was originally disorganized is cross-linked and aligned along tension lines. This phase can last a year or longer. Ultimately a scar made of collagen, containing a small number of fibroblasts is left. After inflammation has damaged tissue when combatting bacterial infection for example and pro-inflammatory eicosanoids have completed their function, healing proceeds in 4 phases.
In the recall phase the adrenal glands increase production of cortisol which shuts down eicosanoid production and inflammation.
In the Resolution phase, pathogens and damaged tissue are removed by macrophages white blood cells. Old Saxon helian , Old Norse heila , Old Frisian hela , Dutch helen , German heilen , Gothic ga-hailjan "to heal, cure" , literally "to make whole" see health.
Related: Healed ; healing. Synonyms for heal alleviate fix improve mend rebuild reconcile regenerate rehabilitate rejuvenate repair restore revive settle soothe treat ameliorate attend compose conciliate convalesce doctor dress free harmonize knit medicate meliorate reanimate remedy renew renovate resuscitate revivify salve set bring around get well make healthy make sound make well make whole minister to patch up physic put on feet again MOST RELEVANT.
I suspect it was but another shape of the virtue that went forth to heal.