vagotropic


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va·go·tro·pic

 (vā′gə-trō′pĭk, -trŏp′ĭk)
adj.
Affecting or acting on the vagus nerve. Used chiefly of a drug.

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vagotropic

(ˌveɪɡəˈtrɒpɪk)
adj
1. (Physiology) physiol (of a drug) affecting the activity of the vagus nerve
2. (Pharmacology) physiol (of a drug) affecting the activity of the vagus nerve
[C20: from vag(us) + -tropic]
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