An Early Stage Researcher's Primer on Systems Medicine Terminology

Background: Systems Medicine is a novel approach to medicine, i.e. an interdisciplinary field that considers the human body as a system, composed of multiple parts and of complex relationships at multiple levels, and further integrated into an environment. Exploring Systems Medicine implies understanding and combining concepts coming from diametral different fields, including medicine, biology, statistics, modelling and simulation, and data science. Such heterogeneity leads to semantic issues, which may slow down implementation and fruitful interaction between these highly diverse fields. Methods: In this review we collect and explain over one hundred terms related to Systems Medicine. These include both modelling and data science terms and basic systems medicine terms, along with some synthetic definitions, examples of applications, and lists of relevant references. Results: This glossary aims at being a first aid kit for the Systems Medicine researcher facing an unfamiliar term, where he/she can get a first understanding of them, and, more importantly, examples and references for keep digging into the topic.
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Massimiliano Zanin, Nadim A.A. Aitya, Jos Basilio, Jan Baumbach, Arriel Benis, Chandan K. Behera, Magda Bucholc, Filippo Castiglione, Ioanna Chouvarda, Blandine Comte, TienTuan Dao, Xuemei Ding, Estelle PujosGuillot, Nenad Filipovic, David P. Finn, David H. Glass, Nissim Harel, Tomas Iesmantas, Ilinka Ivanoska, Alok Joshi, Karim Zouaoui Boudjeltia, Badr Kaoui, Daman Kaur, Liam P. Maguire, Paula L. McClean, Niamh McCombe, Joo Lus de Miranda, Mihnea Alexandru Moisescu, Francesco Pappalardo, Annikka Polster, Girijesh Prasad, Damjana Rozman, Ioan Sacala, Jose M. SanchezBornot, Johannes A. Schmid, Trevor Sharp, Jordi SolCasals, Vojtch Spiwok, George M. Spyrou, Egils Stalidzans, Bla Stres, Tijana Sustersic, Ioannis Symeonidis, Paolo Tieri, Stephen Todd, Kristel Van Steen, Milena Veneva, DaHui Wang, Haiying Wang, Hui Wang, Steven Watterson, KongFatt WongLin, Su Yang, Xin Zou, and Harald H.H.W. Schmidt
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