end-diastolic volume

n.

The amount of blood in the ventricle immediately before a cardiac contraction begins; used as a measurement of diastolic function.

Nearby words

  1. end zone,
  2. end-,
  3. end-all,
  4. end-blown,
  5. end-consumer,
  6. end-feet,
  7. end-of-file,
  8. end-position nystagmus,
  9. end-stopped,
  10. end-systolic volume


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