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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The widening of the chambers of the heart between two contractions when the chambers fill with blood.

Usage examples (33)
  • Systole, diastole, never ceasing — never even pausing.
  • diastole and systole, diastole and systole, not arrhythmia.
  • Thus, inhalation presupposes exhalation; thus every systole, its diastole.
  • The systole plus the diastole forms the so-called "cardiac cycle" (Fig. 18). for more
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