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vagal

 [va´gal]
pertaining to the vagus nerve.

va·gal

(vā'găl),
Relating to the vagus nerve.

vagal

/va·gal/ (va´gal) pertaining to the vagus nerve.

vagal

(vā′gəl)
adj.
Of or relating to the vagus nerve.

va′gal·ly adv.

vagal

[vā′gəl]
Etymology: L, vagus, wandering
pertaining to the vagus nerve.

va·gal

(vā'găl)
Relating to the vagus nerve.

vagal

Pertaining to the VAGUS NERVE.

vagal

pertaining to the vagus nerve.

vagal attack
see vasovagal attack.
vagal maneuver
pressure on the carotid sinus or eyeball to terminate supraventricular tachycardia.
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Although effective at reducing salivary or bronchial secretions that are vagally mediated, anticholinergic medications have limited usefulness in diminishing rattling that is related to other underlying pathology (Wildiers & Mentens, 2002).
Could the presence of too much mucus in the nose and throat be the result of direct irritation from LPR or the result of vagally mediated responses to throat irritation?
Although the exact mechanism of atrial fibrillation after European hornet sting is unknown, it may involve vagally mediated shortening of atrial refractoriness, the venom itself, and/or the human catecholamine response to bee stings (2,4).
In the second, gastric reflux irritates the esophageal tissue enough to evoke laryngeal reflexes without ever reaching the larynx--a vagally mediated response associated with symptoms such as chronic cough, throat-clearing sensations, and bronchoconstriction.
Vagally mediated sinus bradycardia occurs as a physiological response to apnoea and hypoxaemia.
These drugs work by inhibiting vagally mediated bronchoconstriction.
Opioid-induced hypotension is most likely caused by a centrally mediated decrease in sympathetic tone and vagally induced bradycardia (33).
Explanations for the superiority of anticholinergic action in COPD are debated but may relate to the complicated, inflammatory, noncholinergic pathways seen in asthma, especially due vagally mediated reflex bronchoconstriction.
The micro-aspiration of acid and vagally mediated bronchospasm triggered by intra-esophageal acid exposure have also been implicated in GERD-associated asthma (Wu, 1994).
The bradycardic component of the vasovagal response is vagally mediated whilst vasodilatation (and hence hypotension) is believed to result from sympathetic withdrawal (4).
1994) Vagally mediated heart rate recovery after exercise is accelerated in athletes but blunted in patients with chronic heart failure.