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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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Kong, "Transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation: a promising method for treatment of autism spectrum disorders," Frontiers in Neuroscience, vol.
Cutting the vagus nerve or blocking its activity with drugs stopped acetate from boosting insulin levels.
Both the hypoglossal nerve tumor and the vagus nerve tumor had to be sacrificed during resection.
* The report reviews the major players involved in the development of Vagus Nerve Stimulators and list all their pipeline projects
After the stimulation of the vagus nerve for 6–65 months, the McHugh classifications and modified Engel classification were reviewed.
The report commences with the executive summary of the vagus nerve stimulator market, which includes the summary of key findings and key statistics of the market.
Since the vagus nerve connects to almost all the internal organs, except the adrenals, its stimulation has a profound effect on health.
'The vagus nerve mediates the lowering of the heart rate, and the low temperatures of ice cold water act as a stimulus to the nerve which causes the heart rate to drop,' he said.
Mehdi Djelloul, a postdoctoral researcher, described the anatomical connection between the gut and the brain and presented concrete studies that illustrate the role of the vagus nerve under inflammatory conditions and how the microbiota is involved in this process, while giving clinical examples that could benefit from modulating the gut-brain-axis.
These texts contain several assertions about the apparent origin of glossopharyngeal, vagus and accessory nerves.
Dr Sweta Adatia, specialist neurologist at RAK hospital and RAK Diabetes Centre, Dubai, said breathing correctly helps activate the vagus nerve, a long and wandering nerve that connects the brain stem to vital organs like the heart, lungs, liver and kidneys.
But when you add a vagus nerve stimulator, it really can make a big difference in people's everyday lives."