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Systolic is the adjective form of systole, typically referring to the contraction activity of the heart. Cardiac cycle is the term used to describe the sequence of events that occur as a heart works to pump blood through the body. ... The heart and lungs (from an older edition of Grays Anatomy) The heart (Latin cor) is a hollow, muscular organ that pumps blood through the blood vessels by repeated, rhythmic contractions. ...


As such, it is used to describe portions of the cardiac cycle related to contraction. The heart and lungs (from an older edition of Grays Anatomy) The heart (Latin cor) is a hollow, muscular organ that pumps blood through the blood vessels by repeated, rhythmic contractions. ...


More typically it is used as one component of measurement of blood pressure. Systolic pressure refers to the highest, peak pressure within the blood stream occurring during each heart beat. The other component of blood pressure is diastolic pressure, which refers to the lowest pressure during each heart beat. Blood pressure is the pressure exerted by the blood on the walls of the blood vessels. ...


In the area of parallel computing this term is also used for the Systolic Array.


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Blood pressure is the pressure exerted by the blood on the walls of the blood vessels. ... The heart and lungs (from an older edition of Grays Anatomy) The heart (Latin cor) is a hollow, muscular organ that pumps blood through the blood vessels by repeated, rhythmic contractions. ... Diastolic is the adjective form of diastole referring to relaxation of the heart, between muscle contractions. ...

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Electrical systole of the atria begins with the onset of the P wave on the EKG.
In an electrocardiogram, electrical systole of the ventricles begins at the beginning of the QRS complex.
Systole, or contraction, of the heart is initiated by the electrical cells of the sinoatrial node, which is the heart's natural pacemaker.
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