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[noo-muh-gas-trik, nyoo-]Anatomy
  1. of or relating to the lungs and stomach.
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  1. pneumogastric nerve.
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Origin of pneumogastric

First recorded in 1825–35; pneumo- + gastric
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Historical Examples of pneumogastric

  • It was a sort of pneumogastric nerve so close did it come to their lives.

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  • It appears to me just as inhuman to boil milk as to excite the pneumogastric nerve of a dog rendered incapable of suffering.

  • The fact was indisputable; an electric current passed through the pneumogastric did suddenly and invariably arrest the heart.

  • Counter-irritation along the course of the pneumogastric nerve or along the spine is sometimes useful.

  • There is also close sympathy of the stomach with the lungs and heart through the distribution of the pneumogastric.

British Dictionary definitions for pneumogastric


adjective anatomy
  1. of or relating to the lungs and stomach
  2. a former term for vagus
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pneumogastric in Medicine


  1. Relating to the lungs and the stomach.
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