hyperexcitability of the vagus nerve, producing bradycardia, decreased heart output, and faintness.
Origin of vagotonia
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In peaceful sleep, we observe that the vagotonic functions hold full sway.
But we have here simply one of the vagotonic activities mentioned previously.
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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