Glossary

Systole
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The period of contraction of the heart (tightening, contraction of the cardiac muscle); blood is driven out, the heart empties, and the blood is pressed into the pulmonary artery and the aorta

Author(s): Kinderherzstiftung, Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Sticker, Hermine Nock
Last updated: 2009-04-28