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vagus

[′vā·gəs]
(anatomy)
The tenth cranial nerve; either of a pair of sensory and motor nerves forming an important part of the parasympathetic system in vertebrates.
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That your son or daughter has had surgery to implant a vagus nerve stimulator to reduce the frequency and severity of their seizures.
Seizure suppression by vagus nerve stimulation does not depend on capsaicin-sensitive C-fibers [abstract].
However, vagus nerve stimulation is not a cure for epilepsy, and it does not work for everyone.
But more studies are needed to determine if vagus nerve stimulation can be used as a treatment for depression.
In 1938, Bailey and Bremer[1] were the first to demonstrate that stimulation of the cephalic end of a severed vagus nerve produced a change in electrical activity in the cortex of the brain in cats.
The INOVATE-HF study is an important pivotal trial that may ultimately position vagus nerve stimulation as a valuable new therapeutic option for patients with HF," said Dr.
The company said the gammaCore therapy is a proprietary, non-invasive neuromodulation treatment delivered by a hand-held unit that stimulates the vagus nerve through the skin.
Contract notice: Treatment of refractory epilepsy by stimulation of the nervus vagus ii.
Q My doctor recommended vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) for my treatment-resistant depression.
The vagus nerve (aka Cranial Nerve X or, more poetically, the Wandering Nerve) plays a crucial role in all of these essential functions, linking brain and organs in what's called the nervous system's superhighway.
Inovate-HF has enrolled 725 patients at 86 centers in the United States and Europe, making it the largest prospective, randomized device study to evaluate the treatment of heart failure with vagus nerve stimulation.