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sys·to·le

 (sĭs′tə-lē)
n.
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.

[Greek sustolē, contraction, from sustellein, to contract; see systaltic.]

sys·tol′ic (sĭ-stŏl′ĭk) adj.

systole

(ˈsɪstəlɪ)
n
(Physiology) contraction of the heart, during which blood is pumped into the aorta and the arteries that lead to the lungs. Compare diastole
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek sustolē, from sustellein to contract; see systaltic]
systolic adj

sys•to•le

(ˈsɪs təˌli, -li)

n.
1. the normal rhythmical contraction of the heart, during which the blood in the chambers is forced onward. Compare diastole.
2. (in classical prosody) the shortening of a syllable regularly long.
[1570–80; < Greek systolḗ contraction, n. derivative of systéllein to draw together, contract = sy- sy- + stéllein to prepare, send, gather; compare diastole, systaltic]
sys•tol•ic (sɪˈstɒl ɪk) adj.

sys·to·le

(sĭs′tə-lē)
The period during the normal beating of the heart in which contraction of the ventricles occurs, forcing blood into the aorta and the arteries that lead to the lungs. Compare diastole.

systole

the rhythmic contraction of the heart, and especially of the ventricles, following each dilatation. Cf. diastole.systolic, adj.
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the shortening of a syllable that is naturally long. Cf. diastole. — systolic, adj.
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systole

A contraction of the heart. Compare diastole.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.systole - the contraction of the chambers of the heart (especially the ventricles) to drive blood into the aorta and pulmonary arterysystole - the contraction of the chambers of the heart (especially the ventricles) to drive blood into the aorta and pulmonary artery
heartbeat, beat, pulse, pulsation - the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart; "he could feel the beat of her heart"
extrasystole - a premature systole resulting in a momentary cardiac arrhythmia
Translations

systole

[ˈsɪstəlɪ] N (Med) → sístole f

systole

n (Physiol) → Systole f

sys·to·le

n. sístole, contracción del corazón esp. de los ventrículos;
atrial ______ auricular;
premature ______ prematura;
ventricular ______ ventricular.
References in classic literature ?
Lydgate talked persistently when they were in his work-room, putting arguments for and against the probability of certain biological views; but he had none of those definite things to say or to show which give the waymarks of a patient uninterrupted pursuit, such as he used himself to insist on, saying that "there must be a systole and diastole in all inquiry," and that "a man's mind must be continually expanding and shrinking between the whole human horizon and the horizon of an object-glass.
POLARITY, or action and reaction, we meet in every part of nature; in darkness and light; in heat and cold; in the ebb and flow of waters; in male and female; in the inspiration and expiration of plants and animals; in the equation of quantity and quality in the fluids of the animal body; in the systole and diastole of the heart; in the undulations of fluids, and of sound; in the centrifugal and centripetal gravity; in electricity, galvanism, and chemical affinity.
The echocardiogram (Figure 1; Table 1) documented left ventricular dilation in both systole and diastole, reduced fractional shortening (14%) and ejection fraction (30%), and an increased E-point septal separation (14.
Further interrogation confirmed blood flow between the LV and the RA, consistent with an acquired Gerbode-type ventricular septal defect (VSD), with flow present in both systole and diastole.
The movement was restricted, and the fixed geometry in the systole and diastole was not changed.
Doppler study showed complete reversal of the blood flow in the left vertebral artery, both in systole and diastole (type 4 waveform) (Fig.

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