[ dahy-uh-stol-ik ]

  1. pertaining to or produced by diastole.

  2. (of blood pressure) indicating the arterial pressure during the interval between heartbeats.

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Origin of diastolic

First recorded in 1685–95; diastole + -ic

Other words from diastolic

  • hy·per·di·as·tol·ic, adjective
  • post·di·as·tol·ic, adjective
  • pre·di·as·tol·ic, adjective
  • pseu·do·di·as·tol·ic, adjective

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How to use diastolic in a sentence

  • In Fig. 86 the up-curve represents up-movement of diastolic expansion, and the down-curve of systolic contraction.

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