vasovagal reflex


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vasovagal reflex

a stimulation of the vagus nerve by reflex in which irritation of the larynx or the trachea results in slowing of the pulse rate.
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For needle phobics with the tendency to the vasovagal reflex reaction or with hypersensitivity to pain, Emanuelson recommends Eutectic Mixture of Local Anesthetics or EMLA cream (a prescription topical anesthetic cream).