Origin of vagus
1830–40; < Latin: wandering
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Robinson and Draper have found qualitative differences in the two vagi.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:
Louis Marshall Warfield
The Vagi turn the pastoral to their own purpose, and always represent the greenwood lover as a clericus.Wine, Women, and Song
Hi neque moribus neque lege aut imperio cujusquam regebantur; vagi, palantes, qua nox coëgerat, sedes habebant.De Bello Catilinario et Jugurthino
Caius Sallustii Crispi (Sallustius)
The slowing is central in its origin, for on the vagi being cut, morphine always quickens.
With regard to the peripheric ends of the vagi, small doses excite, large paralyse.
- the tenth cranial nerve, which supplies the heart, lungs, and viscera
C19: from Latin vagus wandering
Word Origin and History for vagi
plural vagi, 1840, from Latin vagus "wandering, straying" (see vague).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The vagus nerve.
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