vagus nerve


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vagus nerve 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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In literature:

Digestive complications are due to impaired metabolism brought on by loss of energy in the Vagus nerve.
"Valere Aude" by Louis Dechmann
The vagus, the phrenic, and the spinal nerves may also be pressed upon.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
By the common carotids will be found the large white vagus nerve, the greyish sympathetic, and a small branch of X., the depressor.
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
E. Ductus arteriosus in the loop of left vagus nerve, and close to phrenic nerve of left side.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
The vagus and recurrent nerves have been successfully sutured after having been divided accidentally.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
After absorption it slows the pulse by stimulation of the vagus nerves.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7" by Various
It is under the control of the vagus nerve.
"Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:" by Louis Marshall Warfield
The whole nerve-complex formed by the glossopharyngeal and the vagus nerves cannot of course be shewn in any single section.
"The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1" by Francis Maitland Balfour

In news:

It's far from clear if cutting the vagus nerve really helps — initial pilot studies in a few dozen patients have just begun.
Scientists prove vagus-nerve stimulation can reverse tinnitus in rats and plan to apply wireless stimulators to humans.
Vagus nerve stimulation is much more effective than antidepressants and is not connected to brain surgery or shock treatments.
FDA Approves Vagus Nerve Stimulation as a Treatment for Depression.
Efficacy and Safety of Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Depression Published in Journal.
MetroHealth testing new device that stimulates heart via vagus nerve.

In science:

Dissection medial to the right sternocleidomastoid muscle exposed the common carotid artery (CCA), and allowed separation of the CCA from the vagus nerve.
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats
Both common carotid arteries were exposed, separated carefully from the vagus nerve, and occluded for 5 minutes with microaneurysmal clips, which consistently resulted in delayed neuronal death in the CA1 region of the hippocampus (Kirino, 1982; Martínez et al., 2001).
Time course of oxidative damage in different brain regions following transient cerebral ischemia in gerbils