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systemic inflammatory response syndrome[si¦stem·ik in‚flam·ə‚tȯr·ē ri′späns ‚sin‚drōm]
The spectrum of elicited pathophysiologic changes (including blood clotting and changes in metabolism, heart rate, and respiration) resulting from excess production of inflammatory mediators (for example, histamines and leukotrienes), which orchestrate the process of inflammation through various processes.