[ vey-guhl ]
/ ˈveɪ gəl /
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of or relating to a vagus nerve.
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Example sentences from the Web for vagal
Hanging can trigger a reflex known as vagal inhibition, which can instantly stop the heart.Mary Kennedy’s Last Days: Distress From RFK Divorce, New Girlfriend|Michael Daly|May 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In babies with the form of the gene that was not associated with risky behavior, vagal tone did decrease, which is what you want.
British Dictionary definitions for vagal
/ (ˈveɪɡəl) /
anatomy of, relating to, or affecting the vagus nervevagal inhibition
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Medical definitions for vagal
[ vā′gəl ]
Of or relating to the vagus nerve.
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