pneumogastric

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj pneumogastric of or relating to or involving the lungs and stomach
    • adj pneumogastric of or relating to the vagus nerve
    • n pneumogastric 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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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Pneumogastric (Anat) Of or pertaining to the lungs and the stomach.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pneumogastric Pertaining to the lungs and the stomach, or to the functions of respiration and digestion: specifically, in anatomy, noting several nervous structures
    • n pneumogastric The pneumogastric nerve. See vagus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Pneumogastric pertaining to the lungs and the stomach
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pneumo-, + gastric,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. pneumatikospneum-a, -atos, wind, air—pnein, to blow, to breathe.

Usage

In literature:

It was a sort of pneumogastric nerve so close did it come to their lives.
"Quiet Talks about Jesus" by S. D. Gordon
The filaments of the pneumogastric nerve originate in the ganglia of these parts.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
X., Pneumogastric or vagus.
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
It winds up thus, that it may be a germ that irritates the pneumogastric nerve.
"Philosophy of Osteopathy" by Andrew T. Still
The pneumogastric nerve did the business.
"The Grain Ship" by Morgan Robertson
It produces death by inhibition of the heart's action, and by paralyzing the pneumogastric nerve.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
X, Of the pneumogastric and glosso-pharyngeal nerves.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 4" by Various
The symptoms are mainly those of peripheral neuritis with special implication of the phrenic and the pneumogastric nerves.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6" by Various
At my time of life, pneumogastric nerves get their innings.
"A Speckled Bird" by Augusta J. Evans Wilson
Weber found that the pneumogastric nerve stopped the heart's action.
"The Pros and Cons of Vivisection" by Charles Richet
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