asystole

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asystole (əˈsɪstəlɪ)
 
n
pathol the absence of heartbeat; cardiac arrest
 
asystolic
 
adj

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asystole
1870, from Mod.L., from Gk. a-, privative prefix, + systole "contraction" (see systole).
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asystole a·sys·to·le (ā-sĭs'tə-lē, ə-sĭs'-)
n.
The absence of contractions of the heart.


a'sys·tol'ic (ā'sĭ-stŏl'ĭk) adj.
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