Rebuck skin window technique

Rebuck skin window technique
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a technique used to study the inflammatory process; an area of skin is abraded until capillary bleeding occurs and a coverslip or chamber containing balanced salt solution is applied. This permits direct observation of inflammatory cells migrating into the site; polymorphonuclear leukocytes predominate at about 10 hours; macrophages predominate at about 4 days.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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