systolic blood pressure


: the highest arterial blood pressure of a cardiac cycle occurring immediately after systole of the left ventricle of the heart

called also systolic pressure

compare diastolic blood pressure

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systolic blood pressure


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“Systolic blood pressure.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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