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Vagus Nerve

Descriptions of Vagus Nerve

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
Source: WordNet 2.1

Vagus Nerve : tenth cranial nerve; a mixed nerve which contains somatic and visceral afferents, parasympathetic efferents, and efferents to striated muscle.
Source: CRISP

Summary Information: Vagus Nerve

Vagus Nerve: The vagus nerve is one of 12 pairs of cranial nerves that originate in the brain. The vagus nerve carries impulses that innervate many functions throughout the body. These include playing a role in cardiac, respiratory and blood pressure, larynx movement and speaking, peristalsis, and increasing digestive secretions.

Conditions that afflict the vagus nerve include stress, lesions, and vasovagal syncope.

Closely Related Organs: Vagus Nerve

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Other Names: Vagus Nerve

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Vagus Nerve

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