systole

noun sys·to·le \ 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

systolic

play \sis-ˈtä-lik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of systole

Greek systolē, from systellein to contract, from syn- + stellein to send


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systole

noun sys·to·le \ ˈsis-tə-(ˌ)lē \

medical Definition of systole

: the contraction of the heart by which the blood is forced onward and the circulation kept up — compare diastole 1

systolic

play \sis-ˈtäl-ik\ adjective

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