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Definition of "diastolic" [di•as•tol•ic]

  • Pertaining to a diastole. (adjective)

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Use "diastolic" in a sentence
  • "The bottom blood pressure number is referred to as diastolic, a word whose meaning is unknown even to trained physicians."
  • "Malignant hypertension is defined as a diastolic blood pressure of 120 mmHg or having evidence of acute organ damage such as swelling in the back of the eye."
  • "The upper or first number in a blood pressure reading is the systolic pressure and the lower or second number is called the diastolic pressure."