The Inflammatory Process, Second Edition is an account of the inflammatory process and covers topics ranging from microvascular aspects of tissue injury and capillary permeability to rheologic factors in inflammation. The effects of inflammation on the lymphatic system are also explored, along with the sticking and emigration of white blood cells in inflammation. Comprised of 11 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of vascular events in the inflammatory process, paying particular attention to the microvascular aspects of tissue injury and structural and physiological considerations in capillary permeability. The rheology of inflammation and the effects of inflammation on the lymphatic system are also examined. Subsequent chapters focus on the natural role of amines, polypeptides, and proteases in the inflammatory process; mediation of increased vascular permeability in inflammation; and hemostatic mechanisms in tissue injury. The book concludes with an analysis of thrombosis as an initiator of inflammation and as a complication of inflammation, and how it can be prevented. This monograph will be of interest to practitioners in fields ranging from biochemistry to pathology, bacteriology, physiology, and immunology.