Long-term caloric restriction ameliorates the decline in diastolic function in humans.
In the dark-chocolate group, systolic blood pressure dropped five points, diastolic nearly two.
The bottom number is the diastolic blood pressure reading.
The top number is called the systolic blood pressure, and the bottom number is called the diastolic blood pressure.
diastolic in Science
(dī-ās'tə-lē) The period during the normal beating of the heart in which the chambers of the heart dilate and fill with blood. Diastole of the atria occurs before diastole of the ventricles. Compare systole.