Interstitial

interstitial
pertaining to, situated in, or forming small or narrow spaces or intervals between things orparts.
Anatomy. situated between the cells of a structure or part: interstitial tissue.

Tiny beads of sweat covered Paulo’s brow as he surveyed his current situation with panic and glee. He stared inside the patient’s skull, wondering what was going on inside the mind that was currently numbed to reality.

Interstitial folds of gray, wrinkled tissue spoke to the knowledge amassed in the patient’s six plus decades of life. Grooves impressed by the revelations of Niche, the grim pondering of Poe, and the misguided mind of Mao.

A nurse dabbed the sweat from Paulo’s forehead before heading to adjust the temperature in the operating room.

The first delicate incision into the patient’s brain struck Paulo as a weird moment. He felt the surge of the quest to retrieve the tumor from Dr. Fairchild’s brain and leave him unscathed with the promise of at least 20 more solid years of teaching lit at Bainbridge College and mercilessly flunking first year students. But he noticed the slight feelings of doubt stirring within him. Although he clearly remembered all he’d read about brain surgery, he was starting to think a video about the basics of anatomy and a few pages on Wikipedia weren’t going to help him as much as he’d originally thought.

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