Examples from the Web for diastolic
We know that when the pulse rate is constant, vasodilatation causes a fall in diastolic pressure and a rise in pulse pressure.
In other words the systolic pressure is always increased to greater degree than the diastolic pressure.
No one can seriously maintain that he can measure the diastolic pressure under all circumstances.
For convenience, this may be said to be the arithmetical mean of the systolic and diastolic pressures.
In a rapidly beating heart the diastole is short and the diastolic pressure rises.