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vagal

[vey-guh l] /ˈveɪ gəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a vagus nerve.
Origin of vagal
1850-1855
First recorded in 1850-55; vag(us) + -al1
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vagal

/ˈveɪɡəl/
adjective
1.
(anatomy) of, relating to, or affecting the vagus nerve: vagal inhibition
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Word Origin and History for vagal
adj.

1854, from vagus + -al (1).

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vagal in Medicine

vagal va·gal (vā'gəl)
adj.
Of or relating to the vagus nerve.

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