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1. Relating to asystole.
2. Not systolic.
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1. Relating to asystole.
2. Not systolic.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


, asystolia (ā″sis′tŏ-lē) (ā″sis-tō′lē-ă) [ ¹an- + systole]
Cardiac standstill; absence of electrical activity and contractions of the heart evidenced on the surface electrocardiogram as a flat (isoelectric) line during cardiac arrest. In most instances, asystole is an electrocardiographic confirmation that a patient has died.
asystolic (ā″sis-tol′ik), adjective
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