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asystole

/əˈsɪstəlɪ/
noun
1.
(pathol) the absence of heartbeat; cardiac arrest
Derived Forms
asystolic (ˌæsɪsˈtɒlɪk) adjective
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Word Origin and History for asystole
n.

1860, from Modern Latin, from Greek a-, privative prefix (see a- (3)), + systole "contraction" (see systole).

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asystole in Medicine

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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