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Meaning of ASYSTOLE

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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
 

ASYSTOLE is a 8 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: cardiac arrest, cardiopulmonary arrest
 
 See Also: pathology

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*sys"to*le\, n. [Pref. a- not + systole.] (Physiol.)
A weakening or cessation of the contractile power of the
heart.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Cessation of electrical activity of the heart - a necessary transitional stage betweenventricular fibrillation and the establishment of a viable rhythm.
 

 

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