vagovagal reflex


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va·go·va·gal re·flex

bradycardia with arterial hypotension, often with supraventricular arrhythmias; ascribed to stimulation, especially mechanical, of afferent vagal pathways in the abdomen, thorax, or airway, the efferent arc comprising vagal cardioinhibitory fibers.

vagovagal reflex

[vā′gōvā′gəl]
Etymology: L, vagus + vagus + reflectere, to bend back
a stimulation of the vagus nerve by reflex in which irritation of the larynx or the trachea results in slowing of the pulse rate.