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.

Medical Definition of Nervus vagus

1. The vagus nerve enervates the gut (gastrointestinal tract), heart and larynx. Lesions of the tenth nerve usually result in a horse voice, but may also cause difficulty in swallowing or talking. Synonym: cranial nerve X. (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Nervus Vagus

nervus supratrochlearis
nervus suralis
nervus tensoris tympani
nervus tensoris veli palatini
nervus tentorii
nervus thoracicus longus
nervus thoracodorsalis
nervus tibialis
nervus transversus colli
nervus trigeminus
nervus trochlearis
nervus tympanicus
nervus ulnaris
nervus utricularis
nervus utriculoampullaris
nervus vagus (current term)
nervus vascularis
nervus vertebralis
nervus vestibularis
nervus vestibulocochlearis
nervus zygomaticus

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 ..."

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