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a.1.(Physiol.) Preceding the diastole of the heart; as, a prediastolic friction sound.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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In another study, 1.30% had presystolic hypertension, 2.02% had systolic hypertension, 2.65% had prediastolic hypertension, and 2.74% had diastolic hypertension.
In line with this study, to assess stress levels, we decided to record the participants' blood pressure levels by measuring and comparing their pre-systolic and prediastolic numbers to post-systolic and post-diastolic numbers after being exposed to a novel, friendly dog, prior to a midterm exam.