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di·as·ta·sis

 (dī-ăs′tə-sĭs)
n. pl. di·as·ta·ses (-sēz′)
1. Separation of normally joined anatomical parts, as of certain abdominal muscles during pregnancy.
2. The last stage of diastole in the heart, occurring just before contraction and during which little additional blood enters the ventricle.

[Greek, separation, from diistanai, to separate : dia-, apart; see dia- + histanai, to cause to stand; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

di′a·stat′ic (dī′ə-stăt′ĭk) adj.

diastasis

(daɪˈæstəsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
1. (Pathology) pathol
a. the separation of an epiphysis from the long bone to which it is normally attached without fracture of the bone
b. the separation of any two parts normally joined
2. (Physiology) physiol the last part of the diastolic phase of the heartbeat
[C18: New Latin, from Greek: a separation, from diistanai to separate, from dia- + histanai to place, make stand]
diastatic adj
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diastasis - separation of an epiphysis from the long bone to which it is normally attached without fracture of the bone
dislocation - a displacement of a part (especially a bone) from its normal position (as in the shoulder or the vertebral column)
Translations

di·as·ta·sis

n. diastasis.
1. separación anormal de partes unidas esp. huesos;
2. tiempo de descanso del ciclo cardíaco inmediatamente anterior a la sístole.
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My stomach area is the hardest one to trim down since I have diastasis recti so ab exercises are pretty limited.
Background: Diastasis recti is a significant musculoskeletal disorder usually found during pregnancy and postpartum; however, there is insufficient information on the efficacy of therapeutic exercise in the reduction of postpartum diastasis recti.
I know I have some diastasis recti but maybe it's normal?
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Known as Diastasis Recti, abdominal separation occurs when the two parallel bands of muscles on each side of the abdomen separate.
Diastasis recti abdominis (DRA) has been defined as a condition characterised by an abnormal midline separation of the rectus abdominis (RA) from the linea alba (Barbosa et al 2013, Mota et al 2013).
Few associated anomalies are described (14): a band like scar from the umbilicus to the sternal defect or from it to the chin, cervicofacial hemangiomas, and diastasis recti.