Definition of “systolic” - English Dictionary

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“systolic” in British English

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/sɪsˈtɒl.ɪk/ /sɪsˈtɑː.lɪk/ specialized

used to describe the phase of the blood pressure cycle when the ventricles of the heart have their strongest contractions against the blood vessel walls:

systolic blood pressure

(Definition of “systolic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)