systolic

[ si-stol-ik ]
/ sɪˈstɒl ɪk /

adjective

(of blood pressure) indicating the maximum arterial pressure occurring during contraction of the left ventricle of the heart.

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Compare diastolic.

Origin of systolic

First recorded in 1685–95; systole + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM systolic

hy·per·sys·tol·ic, adjectivepost·sys·tol·ic, adjectivepre·sys·tol·ic, adjective
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