diastolenoun [ U ]uk /daɪˈæs.təl.i/ us /daɪˈæs.təl.i/ specialized
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- Contraction or systole is followed by a pause or diastole during which the blood flows from the veins into the auricles.
- Later in its action, the drug depresses the intra-cardiac motor ganglia, causing prolongation of diastole and finally arrest of the heart in dilatation.
- Nature outside man had taught him that life on all levels takes it course in a perpetual interplay of opposites, manifested externally in an interplay of diastole and systole comparable to the process of breathing.
- This change of the colour of the wall he well ascribes to the compression of the retina by the diastole of the artery.
- Thus we trace the rhythmic beating of the pulse to the systole and diastole of the heart, and we note a similar alternation in the contraction and relaxation of all our muscles.