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Glossary
Homeostasis:The tendency of the physiological system of the organisms, to maintain internal stability
Blood capillaries:Minute blood vessels
Interstitium:Connective tissue
Lymph capillaries:Minute lymphatic vessels
Symptom:A phenomenon that arises from and accompanies a particular disease disorder and serves as an indication of it
Chronic disease:Healing is not possible in the strictest sense of the word; the aim of treatment is to alleviate the symptoms of the disease
Pathological process:An organic process occurring as a consequence of disease
Stage of latency:Time until initial manifestation of a disease; in lymphology this is the time from the beginning of the disease of the lymph vascular system until the manifestation of the swelling