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The cardiac cycle is the period between the start of one contraction of the heart and the beginning of the next contraction. This cycle consists of both a contraction component (systole) and a relaxation component (diastole).

Which of the following terms would represent the maximum amount of blood that the ventricle can hold just before​ ejecting it from the heart?


End-systolic volume.


End-diastolic volume.


Cardiac output.


Stroke volume.

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