- diastolic murmur,
- diastolic pressure,
- diastolic thrill,
Origin of diastole
Examples from the Web for diastole
That the intrinsic motion of the heart is the systole, and not the diastole, as previously imagined.Fathers of Biology|Charles McRae
The weak action of the heart, of course, causes the blood-pressure to diminish, and the heart stops in diastole.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection|Alexander Wynter Blyth
In a rapidly beating heart the diastole is short and the diastolic pressure rises.
The heart was found arrested in diastole, and the brain anmic.
The minimum pressure in the artery, the pressure at the end of diastole, is called the diastolic pressure.
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)).