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* * *sys·tol·ic (sis-tolґik) 1. pertaining to or produced by systole. 2. occurring during systole.
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Systolic — Sys*tol ic, a. Of or pertaining to systole, or contraction; contracting; esp., relating to the systole of the heart; as, systolic murmur. Dunglison. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
systolic — (adj.) 1690s, from Mod.L. systolicus, from systole (see SYSTOLE (Cf. systole)) … Etymology dictionary
systolic — systole ► NOUN ▪ the phase of the heartbeat when the heart muscle contracts and pumps blood into the arteries. Often contrasted with DIASTOLE(Cf. ↑diastolic). DERIVATIVES systolic adjective. ORIGIN Greek sustol , from sustellein to contract … English terms dictionary
Systolic — Systole Sys to*le, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to contract; sy n with + ? to set, place.] 1. (Gram.) The shortening of the long syllable. [1913 Webster] 2. (Physiol. & Biol.) The contraction of the heart and arteries by which the blood is forced… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
systolic — adjective see systole … New Collegiate Dictionary
systolic — /si stol ik/, adj. (of blood pressure) indicating the maximum arterial pressure occurring during contraction of the left ventricle of the heart. Cf. diastolic. [1685 95; SYSTOLE + IC] * * * … Universalium
systolic — adjective Pertaining to a systole or heart contraction … Wiktionary
systolic — adj. pertaining to systole, of a regular contraction of the heart; pertaining to the maximum arterial pressure caused by contraction of the left ventricle of the heart … English contemporary dictionary
systolic — sys·tol·ic … English syllables
systolic — The measurement of arterial blood pressure at the point of heart contraction (greatest pressure); the higher of the two BP numbers, with diastolic (q.v.) being the lower … Herbal-medical glossary