Definition of vagal in English:

vagal

adjective

  • Relating to the vagus nerve.

    • ‘The increase in high-frequency cardiac modulation is representative of an increase in vagal tone.’
    • ‘Increases in arterial flow stimulate efferent vagal outflow, inhibiting sympathetic drive and decreasing blood pressure.’
    • ‘Repeated operations of the esophagus or stomach carry a risk of vagal injury, which may lead to gastroparesis.’
    • ‘The procedure involves wrapping an electrode around the vagal nerve as it passes through the neck.’
    • ‘Cardiovascular neuropathy is a result of damage to vagal and sympathetic nerves.’

Pronunciation:

vagal

/ˈvāɡəl/