vagotonic

vagotonia

[vey-guh-toh-nee-uh]
noun Pathology.
hyperexcitability of the vagus nerve, producing bradycardia, decreased heart output, and faintness.

Origin:
1910–15; vago- + -tonia

vagotonic [vey-guh-ton-ik] , adjective
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vagotonia (ˌveɪɡəˈtəʊnɪə)
 
n
pathological overactivity of the vagus nerve, affecting various bodily functions controlled by this nerve
 
[C19: from vag(us) + -tonia, from Latin tonus tension, tone]

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vagotonia va·go·to·ni·a (vā'gə-tō'nē-ə)
n.
Overactivity or irritability of the vagus nerve, adversely affecting function of the blood vessels, stomach, and muscles. Also called sympathetic imbalance.


va'go·ton'ic (-tŏn'ĭk) adj.
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