vagotonia

noun
va·​go·​to·​nia | \ ˌvā-gə-ˈtō-nē-ə How to pronounce vagotonia (audio) \

Definition of vagotonia

: excessive excitability of the vagus nerve resulting typically in vasomotor instability, constipation, and sweating

Other Words from vagotonia

vagotonic \ ˌvā-​gə-​ˈtä-​nik How to pronounce vagotonic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of vagotonia

circa 1915, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vagotonia

borrowed from German Vagotonie, from Vagus vagus nerve + -o- -o- + -tonie -tonia

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“Vagotonia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vagotonia. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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vagotonia

noun
va·​go·​to·​nia | \ ˌvā-gə-ˈtō-nē-ə How to pronounce vagotonia (audio) \

Medical Definition of vagotonia

: excessive excitability of the vagus nerve resulting typically in vasomotor instability, constipation, and sweating — compare sympathicotonia

Other Words from vagotonia

vagotonic \ -​ˈtän-​ik How to pronounce vagotonic (audio) \ adjective

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