vagus nerve

  1. a mixed nerve that supplies the pharynx and larynx and lungs and heart and esophagus and stomach and most of the abdominal viscera
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  • Some afferent fibres from the epiglottis, palate and pharynx also reach the brainstem via the vagus nerve.
  • First the doctor may try rubbing the side of the patient's neck where there is a nerve called the vagus nerve.
  • He has treated three other chronic hiccup patients with some success by implanting what's called a vagus nerve stimulator. CNN Transcript Feb 8, 2006
  • Furthermore, Rush and colleagues, including Sackeim, are studying the use of vagus nerve stimulation, a promising and moderately invasive treatment for refractory unipolar and bipolar depressions.
  • On its downward journey, the nerve at this point it is bundled in with the larger vagus nerve passes within inches of the larynx, which is its final destination. THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH
  • Some afferent fibres from the epiglottis, palate and pharynx also reach the brainstem via the vagus nerve.
  • To the former set belong the oculomotor, trochlear, abducent, and hypoglossal nerves; to the latter, the accessory and the motor fibers of the trigeminal, facial, glossopharyngeal, vagus nerves (Figs. 659, 660). IX. Neurology. 2. Development of the Nervous System
  • Rats with vagal, pelvic, hypogastric and ovarian neurectomies exhibited a marked decrease in calcitonin gene-related peptide-immunoreactive nerves in the uterus relative to rats with pelvic, hypogastric, and ovarian neurectomies with intact vagus nerves. In Defense of the Hysterectomy
  • Combined stimulation of the hypoglossus branch and pharyngeal branch of the vagus nerve produced significant interactions between pressure and stimulation in the caudal oropharynx.
  • The pudendal nerve supplies the clitoris but the pelvic, hypogastric and vagus nerves serve the pelvis region. Suzie Heumann: Enlightened Sex: Movement For Freeing Orgasm
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