cardiac cycle

cardiac cycle
noun
the complete cycle of events in the heart from the beginning of one heart beat to the beginning of the next; an electrical impulse conducted through the heart muscle that constricts the atria which is followed by constriction of the ventricles
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the cardiac cycle can be shown on an electrocardiogram

Hypernyms: ↑cycle, ↑oscillation

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noun
: the complete sequence of events in the heart from the beginning of one beat to the beginning of the following beat : a complete heartbeat including systole and diastole

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one complete heartbeat, consisting of one contraction and relaxation of the heart.

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cardiac cycle,
1. a complete pulsation of the heart, including dilation and contraction; heartbeat.
2. the time in which a complete pulsation takes place.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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