asystole

/ (əˈsɪstəlɪ) /

noun

pathol the absence of heartbeat; cardiac arrest

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. asynergia,
  2. asynergy,
  3. asynjur,
  4. asyntactic,
  5. asystematic,
  6. asyut,
  7. at,
  8. at a discount,
  9. at a loss,
  10. at a low ebb

Derived Formsasystolic (ˌæsɪsˈtɒlɪk), adjective

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Word Origin and History for asystole

asystole

n.

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

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Medicine definitions for asystole

asystole

[ ā-sĭstə-lē, ə-sĭs- ]

n.

The absence of contractions of the heart.
Related formsa′sys•tolic (ā′sĭ-stŏlĭk) adj.


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