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Overactivity or irritability of the vagus nerve, adversely affecting function of the blood vessels, stomach, and muscles.
va′go·ton′ic (-tŏn′ĭk) adj.
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(Pathology) pathological overactivity of the vagus nerve, affecting various bodily functions controlled by this nerve
[C19: from vag(us) + -tonia, from Latin tonus tension, tone]
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va•go•to•ni•a(ˌveɪ gəˈtoʊ ni ə)
excessive excitability of the vagus nerve, producing bradycardia, decreased heart output, and faintness.
va`go•ton′ic (-ˈtɒn ɪk) adj.
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