diastolic blood pressure

noun

Medical Definition of diastolic blood pressure

: the lowest arterial blood pressure of a cardiac cycle occurring during diastole of the heart

called also diastolic pressure

— compare systolic blood pressure

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“Diastolic blood pressure.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/diastolic%20blood%20pressure. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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