Adjective "vagus" definition and examples

(Vagus may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈveɪɡəs/

Definitions and examples

noun

Each of the tenth pair of cranial nerves, supplying the heart, lungs, upper digestive tract, and other organs of the chest and abdomen.
  1. 'Participants had a generator implanted in the anterior chest that was connected to stimulating coils on the left vagus nerve.'
  2. 'First the doctor may try rubbing the side of the patient's neck where there is a nerve called the vagus nerve.'

More definitions

1. vagus nerve.

More examples(as adjective)

"nerves can be vagus."

"stimulators can be vagus."

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Latin (see vague).