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vagal

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Pronunciation: /ˈveɪɡ(ə)l
 
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Definition of vagal in English:

adjective

Relating to the vagus nerve.
Example sentences
  • Increases in arterial flow stimulate efferent vagal outflow, inhibiting sympathetic drive and decreasing blood pressure.
  • Repeated operations of the esophagus or stomach carry a risk of vagal injury, which may lead to gastroparesis.
  • The procedure involves wrapping an electrode around the vagal nerve as it passes through the neck.

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