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vagotonia

[vey-guh-toh-nee-uh] /ˌveɪ gəˈtoʊ ni ə/
noun, Pathology.
1.
hyperexcitability of the vagus nerve, producing bradycardia, decreased heart output, and faintness.
Origin of vagotonia
1910-1915
First recorded in 1910-15; vago- + -tonia
Related forms
vagotonic
[vey-guh-ton-ik] /ˌveɪ gəˈtɒn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples from the Web for vagotonic
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  • In peaceful sleep, we observe that the vagotonic functions hold full sway.

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  • But we have here simply one of the vagotonic activities mentioned previously.

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British Dictionary definitions for vagotonic

vagotonia

/ˌveɪɡəˈtəʊnɪə/
noun
1.
pathological overactivity of the vagus nerve, affecting various bodily functions controlled by this nerve
Word Origin
C19: from vag(us) + -tonia, from Latin tonus tension, tone
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vagotonic in Medicine

vagotonia va·go·to·ni·a (vā'gə-tō'nē-ə)
n.
Overactivity or irritability of the vagus nerve, adversely affecting function of the blood vessels, stomach, and muscles. Also called sympathetic imbalance.


va'go·ton'ic (-tŏn'ĭk) adj.
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