Definition of Nervus vagus
1. Noun. A mixed nerve that supplies the pharynx and larynx and lungs and heart and esophagus and stomach and most of the abdominal viscera.
Generic synonyms: Cranial Nerve
Derivative terms: Pneumogastric, Vagal
Medical Definition of Nervus vagus
Lexicographical Neighbors of Nervus Vagus
Literary usage of Nervus vagus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1903)
"nervus vagus. The root of the nervus vagus (v) and that of the nervus lineae lateralis vagi (nil) issue together from the vagus foramen, the nervus vagus ..."
2. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1853)
"Dr Reid separated with care the Sympathetic Nerve of an adult cat from the Nervus Vagus in the left side of the neck, and then divided it. ..."
3. Anatomical Technology as Applied to the Domestic Cat: An Introduction to by Burt Green Wilder, Simon Henry Gage (1882)
"... vertebral border of the scapula turned laterad. The nerve may then be easily traced from its distribution to its origin. nervus vagus, ». PAR VAGUM, e. ..."
4. General Outline of the Organisation of the Animal Kingdom by Thomas Rymer Jones (1855)
"The nervus vagus (fig. 294, f) supplies the three posterior branchiae, and the lower part of the pharynx ; it is then continued along the oesophagus to the ..."
5. Elements of Physiology by Joh. Müller (1843)
"Injury of the medulla oblongata puts an end immediately to all the respiratory motions,—as well to those dependent on the nervus vagus as to those of the ..."
6. A Manual of Human Physiology: Including Histology and Microscopical Anatomy by Leonard Landois (1885)
"X. nervus vagus. Anatomical.—The nucleus from which the vagus arises along with the 9th and 11th nerve is in the ..."