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1. Physiology The normal rhythmically occurring relaxation and dilatation of the heart chambers, especially the ventricles, during which they fill with blood.
2. The lengthening of a normally short syllable in Greek and Latin verse.

[Greek diastolē, dilation, separation, from diastellein, to expand : dia-, apart; see dia- + stellein, to place, send; see stel- in Indo-European roots.]

di′as·tol′ic (dī′ə-stŏl′ĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.diastolic - of or relating to a diastole or happening during a diastole
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[ˌdaɪəˈstɒlɪk] ADJ diastolic pressurepresión f diastólica
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adj (Physiol) blood pressurediastolisch
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a. diastólico-a, rel. a la diástole del corazón;
___ pressurepresión ___.
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adj diastólico
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Q What is the difference between systolic and diastolic blood pressure?
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ISLAMABAD -- According to new research, both high systolic and high diastolic blood pressure can lead to heart attack and stroke.
The second reflects diastolic blood pressure, the pressure in the arteries between heart muscle contractions.
The pressure in the aorta, brachial artery and other large arteries rises to a peak value (Systolic pressure) and falls to a minimum value (Diastolic pressure) during each cardiac cycle.
Neovasc announced that the International Journal of Cardiology has published a peer reviewed article demonstrating that coronary sinus narrowing through the use of the Neovasc Reducer improves diastolic function and relaxation of the heart.
Their ultrasonic cardiographic and coronary angiographic data were collected, and the correlation between coronary artery lesion and left ventricular remodeling, systolic and diastolic function was analyzed.
Follow up of patients was carried out in 4 visits with recording of sitting systolic and diastolic blood pressures.
Objective: To compare the effects of labetalol and methyldopa on mean diastolic blood pressure in patients with pre-eclampsia.
Chronic RV apex (RVA) pacing is usually well tolerated in patients with normal cardiac function; however, recent studies report that not only LV systolic function but also diastolic function is adversely affected (3, 4).
Here, we propose that a unique feature of Pulse Wave Doppler, "absence of diastolic flow," may predict spontaneous resolution of UAP.