The post-mortem appearances are not distinctive; the heart is arrested in diastole; the intestines and bladder are contracted.
The final diastole may be the diastole of paralysis or the diastole of irritation.
Systole, diastole, swift and ever swifter goes the Axe of Samson.
The systole of the heart means its contraction: the diastole of the heart means its dilatation.
The diastole of paralysis is the most frequent form of death.
Systole and diastole, the contraction and dilation of the heart and arteries.
They require also to maintain a continual state of expansion and contraction, of systole and diastole.
And so the bombast rolls, and one brags against the other like systole and diastole which balance each other in the same heart.
It is a continual systole and diastole, an inspiration and an expiration of the living soul.
The minimum pressure in the artery, the pressure at the end of diastole, is called the diastolic pressure.
1570s, from medical Latin diastole, from Greek diastole "drawing asunder, dilation," from diastellein, from dia- "through, thoroughly, entirely" (see dia-) + stellein "to set in order, arrange, array, equip, make ready," from PIE *stel-yo-, suffixed form of root *stel- "to put, stand," with derivatives referring to a standing object or place (see stall (n.1)).
diastole di·as·to·le (dī-ās'tə-lē)
The normal rhythmically occurring relaxation and dilatation of the heart chambers, especially the ventricles, during which they fill with blood.
The period during the normal beating of the heart in which the chambers of the heart dilate and fill with blood. Diastole of the atria occurs before diastole of the ventricles. Compare systole.
diastolic adjective (dī'ə-stŏl'ĭk)