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systolic

[si-stol-ik] /sɪˈstɒl ɪk/
adjective
1.
(of blood pressure) indicating the maximum arterial pressure occurring during contraction of the left ventricle of the heart.
Compare diastolic.
Origin
1685-1695
1685-95; systole + -ic
Related forms
hypersystolic, adjective
postsystolic, adjective
presystolic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for hypersystolic

systolic

adj.

1690s, from Modern Latin systolicus, from systole (see systole).

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