To hear audio pronunciation of this topic, purchase a subscription or log in.
[Gr. systolē, contraction]
Contraction of the chambers of the heart. The myocardial fibers shorten, making the chamber smaller and forcing blood out. In the cardiac cycle, atrial systole precedes ventricular systole, which pumps blood into the aorta and pulmonary artery.
systolic (sis-tol′ik), adj.
SEE: cardiac cycle; SEE: diastole; SEE: murmur; SEE: presystole
There's more to see -- the rest of this topic is available only to subscribers.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Systole." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 24th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2021. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/766199/all/systole.
Systole. In: Venes DD, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2021. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/766199/all/systole. Accessed June 10, 2023.
Systole. (2021). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary (24th ed.). F.A. Davis Company. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/766199/all/systole
Systole [Internet]. In: Venes DD, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2021. [cited 2023 June 10]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/766199/all/systole.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - ELEC T1 - systole ID - 766199 ED - Venes,Donald, BT - Taber's Medical Dictionary UR - https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/766199/all/systole PB - F.A. Davis Company ET - 24 DB - Nursing Central DP - Unbound Medicine ER -