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vasovagal

Syllabification: va·so·va·gal
Pronunciation: /ˌvāzōˈvāɡəl, ˌvasō-
 
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Definition of vasovagal in English:

adjective

[attributive] Medicine
Relating to or denoting a temporary fall in blood pressure, with pallor, fainting, sweating, and nausea, caused by overactivity of the vagus nerve, especially as a result of stress.
Example sentences
  • Less common but serious complications of colonoscopy include splenic trauma, vasovagal reactions and endocarditis.
  • The majority of these were minor, usually vasovagal effects including hypotension and fainting, hypertension, and tachycardia.
  • This positioning may also help the patient to avoid injury if he or she has a vasovagal reaction.

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