Asystole A*sys"to*le, n. [Pref. a- not + systole.] (Physiol.) A weakening or cessation of the contractile power of the heart. [1913 Webster]

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  • asystole — (n.) 1860, from Modern Latin, from Gk. a , privative prefix, + systole contraction (see SYSTOLE (Cf. systole)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Asystole — DiseaseDisorder infobox Name = Asystole Caption = ECG lead showing Asystole (Flatline) ICD10 = ICD10|I|46|0|i|40 ICD9 = ICD9|427.5 In medicine, asystole is a state of no cardiac electrical activity, hence no contractions of the myocardium and no… …   Wikipedia

  • asystole — noun absence of systole; failure of the heart to contract Syn: cardiac arrest, cardiopulmonary arrest …   Wiktionary

  • asystole — Absence of contractions of the heart. SYN: asystolia, cardiac standstill. [G. a priv, + systole, a contracting] * * * asys·to·le ( )ā sis tə (.)lē n a condition of weakening or cessation of systole asys·tol·ic .ā sis täl ik adj asys·to·lism ( )ā… …   Medical dictionary

  • asystole — [ə sɪstəli] noun Medicine a condition in which the heart no longer beats. Derivatives asystolic asɪ stɒlɪk adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • asystole — n. a condition in which the heart no longer beats, accompanied by the absence of complexes in the electrocardiogram. The clinical features, causes, and treatment are those of cardiac arrest …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • asystole — /eɪˈsɪstəli/ (say ay sistuhlee) Medicine –noun 1. a state of the heart in which there is an absence of systole, and hence no contraction of the myocardium and no blood flow, leading to death. –adjective 2. of, relating to, or designating a heart… …   Australian English dictionary

  • asystole —   n. cessation of contraction of heart.    ♦ asystolic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • asystole — noun absence of systole; failure of the ventricles of the heart to contract (usually caused by ventricular fibrillation) with consequent absence of the heart beat leading to oxygen lack and eventually to death • Syn: ↑cardiac arrest,… …   Useful english dictionary

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