diastolic

diastolic
/duy'euh stol"ik/, adj.
1. pertaining to or produced by diastole.
2. (of blood pressure) indicating the arterial pressure during the interval between heartbeats. Cf. systolic.
[1685-95; DIASTOLE + -IC]

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