How to use vagus in a sentence
For animals where the vagus nerve was cut, microbiome-mediated effects on their behavior disappeared.
These neurotransmitters might interact with the nerve endings of the vagus nerve—which is responsible for involuntary movements such as breathing and digestion, and connects the brain to most of the body’s organs, including the gut.
As activity in the vagus—also known as vagal tone—increases, a person’s heart rate and respiration slow.The Transcendence of Tantric Sex - Issue 104: Harmony | David DeSteno | August 18, 2021 | Nautilus
A vagus nerve stimulator, for example, uses a permanent pacemaker-like generator to send gentle jolts through a flexible wire to a section of nerve in the neck.How to Unlearn a Disease - Issue 103: Healthy Communication | Kelly Clancy | July 14, 2021 | Nautilus
In 1871, Neftel relieved a case of hay asthma by galvanizing the vagus; but recent books know nothing of it.The Treatment of Hay Fever | George Frederick Laidlaw
Thus the study of their development strongly supports Gegenbaur's view of the nature of the vagus and glosso-pharyngeal, viz.
There is no sign that these are otherwise than perfectly normal branches of the vagus.
The outgrowth of the vagus and glosso-pharyngeal nerves is not continuous with that of the seventh nerve.
It is of importance as shewing the similarity of the branches of the vagus to the dorsal roots of the spinal nerves.
British Dictionary definitions for vagus
the tenth cranial nerve, which supplies the heart, lungs, and viscera
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