- pertaining to or produced by diastole.
- (of blood pressure) indicating the arterial pressure during the interval between heartbeats.
Origin of diastolic
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The diastolic pressure has been estimated to be about 35 to 45 mm.
There has been some dispute as to the place where the diastolic pressure should be read.
Usually there is no difficulty in determining the diastolic pressure.
In a rapidly beating heart the diastole is short and the diastolic pressure rises.
For convenience, this may be said to be the arithmetical mean of the systolic and diastolic pressures.
- The period during the normal beating of the heart in which the chambers of the heart dilate and fill with blood. Diastole of the atria occurs before diastole of the ventricles. Compare systole.
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