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diastasis

 [di-as´tah-sis]
1. dislocation or separation of two normally attached bones between which there is no true joint. See illustration.
Diastasis of the pubic symphysis. From Dorland's, 2000.
2. an abnormally large separation between associated bones, as between the ribs.
3. the rest period of the cardiac cycle, occurring just before systole. Called also diastasis cordis.
diastasis rec´ti abdo´minis separation of the rectus muscles of the abdominal wall, sometimes occurring during pregnancy.

di·as·ta·sis

(dī-as'tă-sis), Avoid the mispronunciation diasta'sis.
1. Any simple separation of normally joined parts. Synonym(s): divarication
2. The midportion of diastole when the blood enters the ventricle slowly or ceases to enter prior to atrial systole. Diastasis duration is in inverse proportion to heart rate and is absent at very high heart rates.
[G. a separation]

diastasis

(dī-ăs′tə-sĭs)
n. pl. diasta·ses (-sēz′)
1. Separation of normally joined anatomical parts, as of certain abdominal muscles during pregnancy.
2. The last stage of diastole in the heart, occurring just before contraction and during which little additional blood enters the ventricle.

di′a·stat′ic (dī′ə-stăt′ĭk) adj.

di·as·ta·sis

(dī-as'tă-sis)
1. Any simple separation of normally joined parts.
Synonym(s): divarication.
2. The midportion of diastole when the blood enters the ventricle slowly or ceases to enter before atrial systole. Diastasis duration is in inverse proportion to heart rate and is absent at very high heart rates.
[G. a separation]

diastasis

Separation of normally adjacent bones without fracture.