Biochemical
and Bioimaging Endpoints in Cardiocerebrovascular Diagnosis,
Prevention, Therapy and Drug Development

GLOSSARY

To
facilitate the dialogue among the multidisciplinary scientists,
definition of the acronyms and of more specialized terms have been
reported.
Every amendment is welcome.

By: Andrea P. Peracino
Stefano Bellosta
Nicola Ferri
Riccardo Roggeri

When small changes yield disproportionate effects not easily prectictable. While the solutions of linear equations can in general be described as a superposition of other solutions of the same equation and this makes linear equations particularly easy to solve and reason about, nonlinear equations are more complex, and much harder to understand because of their lack of simple superposed solutions. For nonlinear equations the solutions to the equations do not in general form a vector space and cannot (in general) be superposed (added together) to produce new solutions. This makes solving the equations much harder than in linear systems.