Definition of vagotonia in US English:



  • The condition in which there is increased influence of the parasympathetic nervous system and increased excitability of the vagus nerve, producing bradycardia and faintness.

    • ‘Atrial pacing might stabilize respiration by preventing this nocturnal vagotonia.’
    • ‘Considering her underlying vagotonia it is not surprising that a reaction occurred in a hospital setting with ample exposure to needles and other stressful circumstances.’
    • ‘When vagotonia becomes stronger, even morbid phenomena will appear, which is shown in experiments on animals.’
    • ‘If the problem is vagotonia instead, there are different therapeutic approaches.’
    • ‘Undue muscle tension causes bodily deformity, and vagotonia results in the production of such conditions as chilblains, asthma, intestinal trouble, etc.’