vasovagal

adjective
va·​so·​va·​gal | \ ˌvā-zō-ˈvā-gəl How to pronounce vasovagal (audio) \

Definition of vasovagal

: relating to, involving, or caused by action of the vagus nerve on blood vessel dilation and heart rate vasovagal syncope

Examples of vasovagal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Applied tension combats the vasovagal response by flexing large muscle groups to raise the blood pressure and pulse. Los Angeles Times, 3 May 2021 Remember that an occasional episode of vasovagal syncope is likely not of concern, as long as you haven’t been injured in the process. Anne R. Crecelius, The Conversation, 20 June 2019 Remember that an occasional episode of vasovagal syncope is likely not of concern, as long as you haven’t been injured in the process. Anne R. Crecelius, The Conversation, 20 June 2019 What’s going on there that can lead to this overactive vasovagal response? Anne R. Crecelius, The Conversation, 20 June 2019 By far the most common trigger for fainting is a drop in blood pressure due to a strong vasovagal response. Anne R. Crecelius, The Conversation, 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of vasovagal

1907, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vasovagal

vaso- + vagal

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The first known use of vasovagal was in 1907

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“Vasovagal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vasovagal. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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vasovagal

adjective
va·​so·​va·​gal | \ ˌvā-zō-ˈvā-gəl How to pronounce vasovagal (audio) \

Medical Definition of vasovagal

: of, relating to, or involving both vascular and vagal factors a vasovagal reaction

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