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noun 
  1. (physiology) the rhythmic contractions of the heart, by which blood is driven through the arteries
  • 1974: There is no essential virtue in comfort. To be relaxed is good if it is part of a process of and diastole. Relaxation comes between phases of tenseness. " Anthony Burgess, The Clockwork Testament
Translations: 
  • Spanish: sí­stole
Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek , from "contract".


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