noun (plural vagi /-dʒʌɪ, -ɡʌɪ/)
(also vagus nerve) Anatomy Each of the tenth pair of cranial nerves, supplying the heart, lungs, upper digestive tract, and other organs of the chest and abdomen.
More example sentences
- The smooth muscle portion of the esophagus is innervated by neurons within the dorsal motor nucleus of the vagus.
- First the doctor may try rubbing the side of the patient's neck where there is a nerve called the vagus nerve.
- Participants had a generator implanted in the anterior chest that was connected to stimulating coils on the left vagus nerve.
mid 19th century: from Latin (see vague).
Definition of vagus in:
- The US English dictionary