Definition of systolic in English:

systolic

adjective

Physiology
  • Relating to the phase of the heartbeat when the heart muscle contracts and pumps blood from the chambers into the arteries.

    ‘my doctor says my systolic pressure is too high’
    Often contrasted with diastolic

Origin

Mid 17th century: from systole + -ic.

Pronunciation

systolic

/sɪˈstɒlɪk/