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systolic blood pressure (CMO:0000004)
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calculated blood pressure +   
diastolic blood pressure +   
pulmonary arterial blood pressure measurement +  
systolic blood pressure +   
The maximum arterial pressure within the cardiac cycle, i.e. at the point at which the heart is in its maximal state of contraction. This is the time when the blood is forced from the ventricles of the heart into the pulmonary artery and the aorta.

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Definition Sources: Berne_and_Levy:Berne_and_Levy_Physiology--6th_Ed, ISBN:978-0323073622, Mosby:Mosbys_Dental_Dictionary--2nd_Ed

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