vagus pulse

n.

A slow pulse due to the inhibitory action of the vagus nerve on the heart.

Nearby words

  1. vernal,
  2. vernal conjunctivitis,
  3. vernal equinox,
  4. vernal grass,
  5. vernal pool,
  6. vernalize,
  7. vernally,
  8. vernation,
  9. vernazza,
  10. verne


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