systole


sys·to·le

noun \ˈsis-tə-(ˌ)lē\

Definition of SYSTOLE

:  a rhythmically recurrent contraction; especially :  the contraction of the heart by which the blood is forced onward and the circulation kept up
sys·tol·ic \sis-ˈtä-lik\ adjective

Origin of SYSTOLE

Greek systolē, from systellein to contract, from syn- + stellein to send
First Known Use: 1578

sys·to·le

noun \ˈsis-tə-(ˌ)lē\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SYSTOLE

: the contraction of the heart by which the blood is forced onward and the circulation kept up—compare diastole 1
sys·tol·ic \sis-ˈtäl-ik\ adjective

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