Interstitial space


Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.

Interstitial space

The fluid filled areas that surround the cells of a given tissue; also known as tissue space.
Mentioned in: Lymphedema

interstitial

pertaining to or situated between parts or in the interspaces of a tissue.

atypical interstitial pneumonia
interstitial cell adenoma
see interstitial cell tumor (below).
interstitial cell-stimulating hormone
luteinizing hormone.
interstitial cell
the cells of the connective tissue of the ovary or the testis (Leydig's cells), which furnish the internal secretion of those structures.
interstitial cell tumor
a common testicular tumor in old dogs. Most are benign and not associated with any major clinical disturbances but there may be concurrent perianal gland neoplasms, infertility and rarely feminization or viciousness. Called also Leydig cell tumor or interstitial cell adenoma.
interstitial edema
edema of the interstitial interlobular tissue in the lung.
interstitial emphysema
pulmonary emphysema with air accumulated in the interlobular connective tissue; characteristic of emphysema in cattle.
interstitial fluid
the extracellular fluid bathing cells in most tissues, excluding the fluid within the lymph and blood vessels.
interstitial gland
of the ovary, consisting of polyhedral epithelioid cells in the stroma of the ovary and have characteristics of cells which produce steroids.
interstitial nephritis
interstitial fluid pressure
pressure exerted by the free interstitial fluid; if the pressure is negative this tends to suck fluid out of the vascular system and into the tissue space; if the pressure is greater than the intravascular pressure fluid tends to move out of the tissue space.
interstitial pneumonia
interstitial space
tissue space.
interstitial tissue
connective tissue between the cellular elements of a structure.
References in periodicals archive ?
Sandwiched between old and new facades on south and east is an interstitial space incorporating the original balconies and new stretches of corridor.
Verify the interstitial space is free from liquids.
The interstitial space between the two concrete surfaces provides an area for the mechanical, electric, plumbing, and fire protection subsystems.
Then the liquefied fat moves from inside the cell through a temporary pore formed in the cell membrane to outside the cell where it is in the interstitial space until absorbed by the lymphatic system.
Then, those components move into the interstitial space beneath the fatty layer in the skin, in which further water, fatty acids, and glycerol spill out.
La Poussiere de soleils" featured a bookshelf by the entrance offering a range of publications provided by friends; two small galleries of sparsely installed objects; and a long, narrow passageway leading to an interstitial space containing nothing but a George Nelson platform bench and a lightbulb.
This increases the size of the interstitial space, the gaps between brain tissue, allowing more fluid to be pumped in and wash the toxins away.
Heat is transferred across the interfaces through some combination of three paths: conduction through contacting spots, conduction across the interstitial space through interstitial material, and radiation across the interstitial spaces.
Additionally, die interstitial space protects the shading elements, which block solar radiation before it can enter die occupied space.
Interstitial space is related but hybrid space stresses mobility, interstitial spaces are not always mobile.
Although the exact nature of PPS on the bladder is not completely clear, it is believed to function by coating the bladder lining, re-establishing normal GAG layer function and decreasing potassium leak into the interstitial space.
This increased concentration of plasma proteins, lipids, and degradation products in the interstitial space causes fibrosis, altering tissue properties.

Full browser ?