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[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
Venes, Donald, editor. "Systole." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/766199/all/systole.
Systole. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/766199/all/systole. Accessed May 23, 2019.
Systole. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/766199/all/systole
Systole [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 May 23]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/766199/all/systole.
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