Systole



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 diastole

systole sys·to·le (sĭs’tə-lē)
n.
The rhythmic contraction of the heart, especially of the ventricles, by which blood is driven through the aorta and pulmonary artery after each dilation or diastole. Also called miocardia.
sys·tol’ic (sĭ-stŏl’ĭk) adj.
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 (sĭ-stŏl’ĭk)

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