vagotonia

[vey-guh-toh-nee-uh]

Origin of vagotonia

First recorded in 1910–15; vago- + -tonia
Related formsva·go·ton·ic [vey-guh-ton-ik] /ˌveɪ gəˈtɒn ɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for vagotonic

Historical Examples of vagotonic

  • In peaceful sleep, we observe that the vagotonic functions hold full sway.

    Psychoanalysis

    Andr Tridon

  • But we have here simply one of the vagotonic activities mentioned previously.

    Psychoanalysis

    Andr Tridon


British Dictionary definitions for vagotonic

vagotonia

noun
  1. 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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vagotonic in Medicine

vagotonia

[vā′gə-tōnē-ə]
n.
  1. Overactivity or irritability of the vagus nerve, adversely affecting function of the blood vessels, stomach, and muscles.sympathetic imbalance
Related formsva′go•tonic (-tŏnĭk) adj.
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