Definitions

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  • adj. Pertaining to a systole or heart contraction.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to systole, or contraction; contracting; esp., relating to the systole of the heart.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or marked by systole; contracting.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to a systole or happening during a systole

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Examples

  • High blood pressure is defined as systolic pressure of 140 mm Hg or more, and diastolic pressure of 90 mm Hg or more.

    The Doctor is In

  • The top number in the reading is called the systolic pressure and measures the pressure inside your arteries at its maximum, when your heart initially pumps the blood with each heartbeat.

    THE PROGRAM

  • High blood pressure (also called hypertension) is defined as a systolic pressure (top number) of 140 mm Hg or higher and/or a diastolic pressure (bottom number) of 90 mm Hg or higher.

    The 10 Best Questions™ for Recovering from a Heart Attack

  • The blood pressure during the contraction of the heart is called systolic pressure.

    The Most Complete Food Counter, 2nd Edition

  • The researchers estimated that about 29 percent of adults — or 65 million people — have high blood pressure, defined as a systolic blood pressure (top number) of 140 mm Hg or more, or a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) of 90 mm Hg or more, written as 140/90.

    Blood pressure control improving, but millions still at risk

  • The researchers estimated that about 29 percent of adults—or 65 million people—have high blood pressure, defined as a systolic blood pressure (top number) of 140 mm Hg or more, or a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) of 90 mm Hg or more, written as 140/90.

    Blood pressure control improving, but millions still at risk

  • Blood pressure, the force of blood against artery walls, is measured with two numbers both expressed in millimeters of mercury, or mmHg — at each heart beat, when pressure is highest, called systolic pressure, and between beats, when the heart is at rest, called diastolic pressure.

    Hidden Heart Disease

  • Under particular situations of stress or anxiety, one of which might be a visit to the doctor's office and seeing all those white coats, someone's blood pressure, specifically the upper number of their blood pressure, what's called the systolic blood pressure can actually go up.

    CNN Transcript May 1, 2008

  • We're talking about blood pressure as you mentioned, but the upper number of the blood pressure reading specifically known as the systolic blood pressure.

    CNN Transcript Apr 9, 2008

  • The upper number's called systolic, lower number diastolic.

    CNN Transcript Nov 29, 2004

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  • This word is certainly not in Granny Weatherwax's vocabulary.

    March 21, 2012