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The highest arterial blood pressure reached when the ventricles are contracting.
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|Noun||1.||systolic pressure - the blood pressure (as measured by a sphygmomanometer) during the contraction of the left ventricle of the heart|
blood pressure - the pressure of the circulating blood against the walls of the blood vessels; results from the systole of the left ventricle of the heart; sometimes measured for a quick evaluation of a person's health; "adult blood pressure is considered normal at 120/80 where the first number is the systolic pressure and the second is the diastolic pressure"