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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.
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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
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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)
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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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Pubic diastasis, localized pubic rami fractures, or more complex pelvic fractures may be associated with urethral disruption.
The patient, in great pain after the delivery, had suffered a 3-cm pubic symphysis diastasis (PSD) as shown on a pelvic CT scan.
Multiples fracturas que cruzan las suturas, fracturas bilaterales y diastasis mayores a 3 mm son mas probablemente asociadas a maltrato infantil.
The nasal velum was flat in appearance, and diastasis of the musculature was observed.
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Abdominoplasty is the optimal solution for wall laxity, excess skin, and diastasis of the rectus abdominis.[1] Reverse abdominoplasty, a partial procedure, plays an irreplaceable role in correcting upper epigastric skin laxity and is usually performed after prior liposuction or conventional abdominoplasty.[2] In cases with apparent skin laxity, residual contour deformity of the upper abdominal wall also remains.
The Diastasis vocal group, dance group and childrens' choir will be responsible for said goosebumps at 8pm on both days at the Pattihio Theatre when the Big Time Musicals performance will be underway.
Knee radiographs were obtained and demonstrated a significant diastasis between two patellar parts (Figures 1(a) and 1(b)).
Further imaging with computed tomography (CT) of pelvis confirmed the radiographic findings of pubic diastasis, bilateral shallow acetabulum, bilateral coxa valga deformity, bilateral hip dislocation, and pseudoarticulation of the left femoral head with iliac bone (Figure 5(b)).