vasovagal syncope

noun

Medical Definition of vasovagal syncope

: a usually transitory condition that is marked especially by fainting associated with hypotension, peripheral vasodilation, and bradycardia resulting from increased stimulation of the vagus nerve

called also neurocardiogenic syncope, vasodepressor syncope

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“Vasovagal syncope.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/vasovagal%20syncope. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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