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Definition of "systolic" [sys•tol•ic]

  • Pertaining to a systole or heart contraction. (adjective)

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Use "systolic" in a sentence
  • "High blood pressure is defined as systolic pressure of 140 mm Hg or more, and diastolic pressure of 90 mm Hg or more."
  • "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."
  • "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."