vagotonia

[ vey-guh-toh-nee-uh ]
/ ˌveɪ gəˈtoʊ ni ə /

noun Pathology.

hyperexcitability of the vagus nerve, producing bradycardia, decreased heart output, and faintness.

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Origin of vagotonia

First recorded in 1910–15; vago- + -tonia

OTHER WORDS FROM vagotonia

va·go·ton·ic [vey-guh-ton-ik], /ˌveɪ gəˈtɒn ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for vagotonia

vagotonia
/ (ˌveɪɡəˈtəʊnɪə) /

noun

pathological overactivity of the vagus nerve, affecting various bodily functions controlled by this nerve

Word Origin for vagotonia

C19: from vag (us) + -tonia, from Latin tonus tension, tone
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Medical definitions for vagotonia

vagotonia
[ vā′gə-tōnē-ə ]

n.

Overactivity or irritability of the vagus nerve, adversely affecting function of the blood vessels, stomach, and muscles.sympathetic imbalance

Other words from vagotonia

va′go•tonic (-tŏnĭk) adj.
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