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vagal block

noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
the obstruction of vagus nerve impulses by the administration of drugs, a treatment for reducing acid secretion by the stomach.
Compare vagotomy.
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  • Reversible vagal block results in weight loss, decreased caloric intake, earlier satiation and reduced hunger.

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