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the act of becoming free.
vagal escape the exhaustion of or adaptation to neural chemical mediators in the regulation of systemic arterial pressure.
ventricular escape extrasystole in which a ventricular pacemaker becomes effective before the sinoatrial pacemaker; it usually occurs with slow sinus rates and often, but not necessarily, with increased vagal tone.
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An ectopic heartbeat that occurs when the normal rhythm of the heart has been stopped or inhibited by stimulation of the vagus nerve.
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