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glossary:interstitial_fluid [2007/08/27 09:34]
Pat O'Connor
glossary:interstitial_fluid [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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 +====== Interstitial Fluid: ======
 + The fluid between [[cell]]s in [[tissue]]s. Referred to as the liquid subtance of the bodyand comprises some 16% of total body fluid. Fluid in the interstitial areas between cells. See: Pertaining ​ to being between things, especially between things that are normally closely spaced.
  
 +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 also: [[glossary:​lymph]] ​ [[glossary:​lymph fluid]] [[glossary:​lymphatic]]
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