- hyperexcitability of the vagus nerve, producing bradycardia, decreased heart output, and faintness.
Origin of vagotonia
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- 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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- Overactivity or irritability of the vagus nerve, adversely affecting function of the blood vessels, stomach, and muscles.sympathetic imbalance
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