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glossary:interstitial [2007/09/06 11:52]
Pat O'Connor
glossary:interstitial [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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 +Pertaining ​ to being between things, especially between things that are normally closely spaced.
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 +The word "​interstitial"​ comes from the Latin "​interstitium"​ which was derived from "​inter"​ meaning "​between"​ + "​sistere"​ meaning "to stand' = to stand between.
 +The word "​interstitial"​ is much used in medicine and has specific meaning depending on the context. For instance, interstitial cystitis is a specific type of [[inflammation]] of the bladder wall. Interstitial radiation involves placing radioactive material directly into a [[tumor]]. Interstitial pneumonia is inflammation of the lung which involves the meshwork of [[lung]] [[tissue]] (alveolar septa) rather than the air spaces (alveoli).
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 +See: * [[: Pathophysiology of Lymphedema]]
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 +* [[: Lymphedema]]
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