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irritability of the vagus nerve, characterized by vasomotor instability, sweating, disordered peristalsis, and muscle spasms. adj., adj vagoton´ic.
Archaic designation for a condition in which the parasympathetic autonomic system is reputedly overactive.
[vago- + G. tonos, strain]
vagotonia/va·go·to·nia/ (va″go-to´ne-ah) hyperexcitability of the vagus nerve, particularly with respect to its parasympathetic effects on body organs, resulting in vasomotor instability, sweating, constipation, and involuntary motor spasms with pain.vagoton´ic
Overactivity or irritability of the vagus nerve, adversely affecting function of the blood vessels, stomach, and muscles.
va′go·ton′ic (-tŏn′ĭk) adj.
vagotoniaA term of waning use for hyperexcitability of the parasympathetic nervous system, which is characterised by vasomotor instability, increased peristalsis and/or constipation, hyperhidrosis, muscle cramping and others.
irritability of the vagus nerve.