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Diastole definition

The regular relaxation of your heart muscle between contractions (beats). During this time, your heart fills up with blood to be pumped out to your body during the next contraction.

Related terms: diastolic blood pressure, hypertension, systole, systolic blood pressure, prehypertension

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