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- n. Absence of systole; failure of the heart to contract.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A weakening or cessation of the contractile power of the heart.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, that condition in which a dilated and enfeebled heart remains continuously filled with blood on account of the inability of the left ventricle to discharge more than a small part of its contents. Also called asystolism.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. absence of systole; failure of the ventricles of the heart to contract (usually caused by ventricular fibrillation) with consequent absence of the heart beat leading to oxygen lack and eventually to death
a- + systole. (Wiktionary)