Origin of diastole
Examples from the Web for diastole
Historical Examples of diastole
The diastole of paralysis is the most frequent form of death.
The final diastole may be the diastole of paralysis or the diastole of irritation.
The systole of the heart means its contraction: the diastole of the heart means its dilatation.William Harvey
The great secular heart is now in its diastole, or relaxation.John Greenleaf Whittier
W. Sloane Kennedy
The heart was found arrested in diastole, and the brain anmic.
Word Origin for diastole
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)).