Meaning of vagal in English:


Pronunciation /ˈveɪɡ(ə)l/


  • Relating to the vagus nerve.

    ‘Increases in arterial flow stimulate efferent vagal outflow, inhibiting sympathetic drive and decreasing blood pressure.’
    • ‘Repeated operations of the esophagus or stomach carry a risk of vagal injury, which may lead to gastroparesis.’
    • ‘The procedure involves wrapping an electrode around the vagal nerve as it passes through the neck.’
    • ‘Cardiovascular neuropathy is a result of damage to vagal and sympathetic nerves.’
    • ‘The increase in high-frequency cardiac modulation is representative of an increase in vagal tone.’