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adj. of the vagus nerves, pertaining to the tenth pair of nerves that relay signals to the brain
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The vagus nerve ( ), also called pneumogastric nerve or cranial nerve X, is the tenth of twelve (excluding CN0) paired cranial nerves. Upon leaving the medulla between the medullary pyramid and the inferior cerebellar peduncle, it extends through the jugular foramen, then passing into the carotid sheath between the internal carotid artery and the internal jugular vein down below the head, to the neck, chest and abdomen, where it contributes to the innervation of the viscera. Besides output to the various organs in the body, the vagus nerve conveys sensory information about the state of the body's organs to the central nervous system. 80-90% of the nerve fibers in the vagus nerve are afferent (sensory) nerves communicating the state of the viscera to the brain.
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1. of or relating to the vagus nerve
(pertainym) vagus, vagus nerve, nervus vagus, pneumogastric, pneumogastric nerve, tenth cranial nerve, wandering nerve
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adj. vagal, pertaining to the vagus nerve
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adj. vagal, of the vagus nerves, pertaining to the tenth pair of nerves that relay signals to the brain
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