systole, diastole, swift and ever swifter goes the Axe of Samson.
The systole of the heart means its contraction: the diastole of the heart means its dilatation.
They require also to maintain a continual state of expansion and contraction, of systole and diastole.
systole and diastole, the contraction and dilation of the heart and arteries.
Lauder Brunton considers the action on the heart to essentially consist in the prolongation of the systole.
And so the bombast rolls, and one brags against the other like systole and diastole which balance each other in the same heart.
It has been calculated that the average amount of blood thrown into the aorta at every systole of the heart is from 50 to 100 c.c.
The maximum pressure produced by the systole of the left ventricle of the heart is known as the maximum or systolic pressure.
Cardiac activity was then diminished, the heart being finally arrested in systole.
And thus in all Macaulay's "Essays" we feel the systole and diastole, and the hot, strong, impatient movement of ruddy life.
systole sys·to·le (sĭs'tə-lē)
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.
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)