Definition of vagotonia in English:

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vagotonia

Pronunciation: /ˌväɡəˈtōnēə/

Entry from US English dictionary

noun

The condition in which there is increased influence of the parasympathetic nervous system and increased excitability of the vagus nerve, producing bradycardia and faintness.
Example sentences
  • 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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