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On the seat of gouty inflammation

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  2. On the seat of gouty inflammation
  3. On behavior of neutrophils
  4. On limitations of neutrophils
  5. On monocytes in charge

When perusing joint fluid, take care,

'cause you're not on the right ch'min de fer

The proximal issue

is found in the tissue

(An exudate comes from elsewhere)

On behavior of neutrophils

  1. Top of page
  2. On the seat of gouty inflammation
  3. On behavior of neutrophils
  4. On limitations of neutrophils
  5. On monocytes in charge

On the neutrophils' likely emotion,

If we actually watch them in motion:

their, to crystals, fixation

smacks of flirtation,

to monos, we'd venture, devotion

On limitations of neutrophils

  1. Top of page
  2. On the seat of gouty inflammation
  3. On behavior of neutrophils
  4. On limitations of neutrophils
  5. On monocytes in charge

The neutrophils act like marauders,

overrunning synovium's borders

'Tho seemingly bold

they do what they're told

They're soldiers, just following orders

On monocytes in charge

  1. Top of page
  2. On the seat of gouty inflammation
  3. On behavior of neutrophils
  4. On limitations of neutrophils
  5. On monocytes in charge

When neutros begin their beguine-ery,

possessing exquisite machinery,

we will probably find

it's the monos behind

their engaging in Idi Amin-ery

  • Mononuclear phagocytes.

  • Neutrophils, or more generally, polymorphonuclear leukocytes.