cardiac cycle

Definitions of cardiac cycle
  1. 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
    “the cardiac cycle can be shown on an electrocardiogram”
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    type of:
    cycle, oscillation
    a single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon
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