throughout a system or organized interrelated structure
There was a systemwide failure of electricity this summer.
noun 1. Physiology. the normal rhythmical contraction of the heart, during which the blood in the chambers is forced onward. Compare diastole. 2. Classical Prosody. the shortening of a syllable regularly long. noun 1. contraction of the heart, during which blood is pumped into the aorta and the arteries that lead to the lungs Compare […]
adjective 1. (of blood pressure) indicating the maximum arterial pressure occurring during contraction of the left ventricle of the heart. systole (sĭs’tə-lē) The period during the normal beating of the heart in which the chambers of the heart, especially the ventricles, contract to force blood into the aorta and pulmonary artery. Compare diastole. systolic adjective […]
- Systolic gallop
systolic gallop n. A triple cadence to the heart sounds in which the extra sound occurs during systole, usually in the form of a systolic click.
- Systolic murmur
systolic murmur n. A murmur heard during ventricular systole.