systolic pressure n.
The highest arterial blood pressure reached during any given ventricular cycle.
The systolic pressure varies considerably under conditions which are by no means abnormal.
At the time of perforation the systolic pressure may be raised.
If the systolic pressure does not also rise, as in a normal heart following exercise, we will say, the pulse pressure falls.
The first perceptible pulse wave felt beneath the palpating finger at the wrist, represents on the scale the systolic pressure.
In all surgical diseases the most important fact to know is not the systolic pressure, but the pulse pressure.
The maximum pressure produced by the systole of the left ventricle of the heart is known as the maximum or systolic pressure.
In other words the systolic pressure is always increased to greater degree than the diastolic pressure.
Hg lower than the systolic pressure, and consequently these figures represent the pulse pressure in the brachial artery of man.
Blood pressure consists of more than the estimation of the systolic pressure.
This causes the first sharp clicking sound which measures the systolic pressure.