Physiology. the normal rhythmical contraction of the heart, during which the blood in the chambers is forced onward.Compare diastole.
Classical Prosody. the shortening of a syllable regularly long.
Origin of systole
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Word Origin for systole
C16: via Late Latin from Greek sustolē, from sustellein to contract; see systaltic
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The interval in the cardiac rhythm immediately preceding systole.
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.miocardia
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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.
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