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Vagus  adj.  (Anat.) Wandering; applied especially to the pneumogastric nerve.

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"Vagus" Quotes from Famous Books

... to one of the most disastrous diseases, caused by degeneration of the most important nerve i.e. the Vagus, ...
— Valere Aude - Dare to Be Healthy, Or, The Light of Physical Regeneration • Louis Dechmann

... big with incoherent births of modern thought. What Carlyle called 'the fire in the belly' burned and irritated his young blood. Unsettled, cast adrift from convent moorings, attainted for heresy, out of sympathy with resurgent Catholicism, he became a Vagus Quidam—a wandering student, like the Goliardi of the Middle Ages. From Noli he passed to Savona; from Savona to Turin; from Turin to Venice. There his feet might perhaps have found rest; for Venice was the harbor of all vagrant spirits in that age. But the city was laid waste with plague. Bruno ...
— Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2 - The Catholic Reaction • John Addington Symonds

Words linked to "Vagus" :   vagal, cranial nerve, wandering nerve, nervus vagus, pneumogastric nerve, pneumogastric

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