HYPERSYSTOLIC

systolic

[si-stol-ik]
adjective
(of blood pressure) indicating the maximum arterial pressure occurring during contraction of the left ventricle of the heart.
Compare diastolic.


Origin:
1685–95; systole + -ic

hypersystolic, adjective
postsystolic, adjective
presystolic, adjective
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systole   (sĭs'tə-lē)  Pronunciation Key 
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)
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