Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine

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Diastolic Blood Pressure (DBP)

  • Annie T. GintyEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6439-6_451-2



Diastolic blood pressure is the force exerted by the artery walls during ventricular relaxation. It is the lowest pressure measured and normal range is considered to be <80 mmHg (Tortora and Grabowski 1996).


References and Further Reading

  1. Tortora, G. J., & Grabowski, S. R. (1996). Principles of anatomy and physiology (8th ed.). New York: Harper Collins College.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Sport and Exercise SciencesThe University of BirminghamEdgbaston, BirminghamUK

Section editors and affiliations

  • Anna C. Whittaker
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  1. 1.School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation SciencesUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUK