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di·as·to·le

 (dī-ăs′tə-lē)
n.
1. Physiology The normal rhythmically occurring relaxation and dilatation of the heart chambers, especially the ventricles, during which they fill with blood.
2. The lengthening of a normally short syllable in Greek and Latin verse.

[Greek diastolē, dilation, separation, from diastellein, to expand : dia-, apart; see dia- + stellein, to place, send; see stel- in Indo-European roots.]

di′as·tol′ic (dī′ə-stŏl′ĭk) adj.

diastole

(daɪˈæstəlɪ)
n
(Physiology) the dilatation of the chambers of the heart that follows each contraction, during which they refill with blood. Compare systole
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek: an expansion, from diastellein to expand, from dia- + stellein to place, bring together, make ready]
diastolic adj

di•as•to•le

(daɪˈæs tlˌi, -tl i)

n.
the normal rhythmical dilatation of the heart during which the chambers are filling with blood. Compare systole (def. 1).
[1570–80; < Late Latin diastolē < Greek diastolḗ a putting asunder]
di`as•tol′ic (-əˈstɒl ɪk) adj.

di·as·to·le

(dī-ăs′tə-lē)
The period during the normal beating of the heart in which relaxation occurs and the heart's chambers fill with blood. Compare systole.

diastole

(in Greek and Latin verse) the lengthening of a short syllable. Cf. systole.diastolic, adj.
See also: Verse
the rhythmic dilatation of the heart during which the muscle relaxes and the chambers fill with blood. Cf. systole.diastolic, adj.
See also: Heart

diastole

The interval between two of the heart’s contractions as it supplies blood to the body. Compare systole.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diastole - the widening of the chambers of the heart between two contractions when the chambers fill with blooddiastole - the widening of the chambers of the heart between two contractions when the chambers fill with blood
heartbeat, beat, pulse, pulsation - the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart; "he could feel the beat of her heart"
Translations

diastole

[daɪˈæstəlɪ] Ndiástole f

diastole

nDiastole f

diastole

[daɪˈæstəlɪ] n (Med) → diastole f

di·as·to·le

n. diástole, fase de dilatación del corazón durante la cual se llenan de sangre las cavidades cardíacas.
References in classic literature ?
For three hundred years and more the long steadily accelerated diastole of Europeanised civilisation had been in progress: towns had been multiplying, populations increasing, values rising, new countries developing; thought, literature, knowledge unfolding and spreading.
Three hundred years of diastole, and then came the swift and unexpected systole, like the closing of a fist.
Lydgate talked persistently when they were in his work-room, putting arguments for and against the probability of certain biological views; but he had none of those definite things to say or to show which give the waymarks of a patient uninterrupted pursuit, such as he used himself to insist on, saying that "there must be a systole and diastole in all inquiry," and that "a man's mind must be continually expanding and shrinking between the whole human horizon and the horizon of an object-glass.
POLARITY, or action and reaction, we meet in every part of nature; in darkness and light; in heat and cold; in the ebb and flow of waters; in male and female; in the inspiration and expiration of plants and animals; in the equation of quantity and quality in the fluids of the animal body; in the systole and diastole of the heart; in the undulations of fluids, and of sound; in the centrifugal and centripetal gravity; in electricity, galvanism, and chemical affinity.
An ultrasonic measurement called the renal arterial resistive index (RI) can be calculated by determining the ratio of change in renal (kidney) blood flow velocity between systole (when the heart contracts) and diastole (when the heart relaxes) to the systolic velocity.
Diastolic heart failure or diastolic dysfunction refers to a decline in performance of one or both ventricles of the heart during diastole, when the heart is filling with blood.
M-mode was used to measure the diameters of the left ventricle at end diastole (LVEDD) and at end systole (LVESD).
The echocardiogram (Figure 1; Table 1) documented left ventricular dilation in both systole and diastole, reduced fractional shortening (14%) and ejection fraction (30%), and an increased E-point septal separation (14.
The pointer on the scale is designed so that one half remains at the highest pressure applied (systole), thus when the ODM is removed at diastole, the remaining arrow will be pointing at the lowest pressure.
Further interrogation confirmed blood flow between the LV and the RA, consistent with an acquired Gerbode-type ventricular septal defect (VSD), with flow present in both systole and diastole.
Fractional area change was measured by acquiring good apical 4 chamber view and tracing the endocardial border at the end diastole and later at end systole.
Las mediciones del indice de pulsatilidad, indice de resistencia y relacion de flujo sistole / diastole de las arterias uterinas mostraron valores significativamente mas altos en el grupo de las preeclampticas (p < 0,05).