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asystole

noun
  1. pathol the absence of heartbeat; cardiac arrest
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Derived Formsasystolic (ˌæsɪsˈtɒlɪk), adjective
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Related Words for asystole

asystole, tachycardia

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

(ā-sĭstə-lē, ə-sĭs-)
n.
  1. The absence of contractions of the heart.
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Related formsa′sys•tolic (ā′sĭ-stŏlĭk) adj.
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