vasovagal syncope

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vasovagal syncope

(ˌveɪzəʊˈveɪɡəl)
n
(Pathology) a faint brought on by excessive activity of the vagus nerve, causing the heart to slow and the blood pressure to fall. It can be caused by fear, choking, or stomach cramps and has no lasting effects
Translations

va·so·va·gal syn·co·pe

n. síncope vasovagal, desmayo súbito breve debido a un trastorno vasomotor y vagal.
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In these cases, any perceived fear is actually directed mostly toward the physical reaction of one's body (known as a vasovagal reflex reaction) to needle procedures (rather than the needle procedure itself), these individuals seem to have an automatic physical reaction to needle procedures.
There have also been several cases of death as a direct result of the vasovagal reflex reaction, principally due to the deep plunge in blood pressure that some people experience with this reaction.
Since the patient had received adequate analgesia and did not complain of pain, the possibility of vasovagal reflex owing to pain from the needle or ethanol injection seems unlikely.