The condition in which there is increased influence of the parasympathetic nervous system and increased excitability of the vagus nerve, producing bradycardia and faintness.
- Atrial pacing might stabilize respiration by preventing this nocturnal vagotonia.
- When vagotonia becomes stronger, even morbid phenomena will appear, which is shown in experiments on animals.
- Undue muscle tension causes bodily deformity, and vagotonia results in the production of such conditions as chilblains, asthma, intestinal trouble, etc.
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