(pathol) the absence of heartbeat; cardiac arrest
1860, from Modern Latin, from Greek a-, privative prefix (see a- (3)), + systole “contraction” (see systole).
asystole a·sys·to·le (ā-sĭs’tə-lē, ə-sĭs’-)
The absence of contractions of the heart.
a’sys·tol’ic (ā’sĭ-stŏl’ĭk) adj.
a city in central Egypt, on the Nile. noun an ancient city in central Egypt, on the Nile. Pop: 417 000 (2005 est) Ancient Greek name Lycopolis
to deduct a certain amount from (a bill, charge, etc.): All bills that are paid promptly will be discounted at two percent. to offer for sale or sell at a reduced price: The store discounted all clothing for the sale. to advance or lend money with deduction of interest on (commercial paper not immediately payable). […]
- At a blow
a sudden, hard stroke with a hand, fist, or weapon: a blow to the head. a sudden shock, calamity, reversal, etc.: His wife’s death was a terrible blow to him. a sudden attack or drastic action: The invaders struck a blow to the south. at one blow, with a single act: He became wealthy and […]
- Loose end
a part or piece left hanging, unattached, or unused: Remind me to tack down that loose end on the stairway carpet. an unsettled detail, as of a business matter: The arrangements have been made, except for a few loose ends. at loose ends, in an uncertain or unsettled situation or position: Ever since leaving the […]