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[attributive] Relating to or denoting a temporary fall in blood pressure, with pallor, fainting, sweating, and nausea, caused by overactivity of the vagus nerve, especially as a result of stress.
- ‘This will help prevent or mitigate the effects of a vasovagal or syncopal episode.’
- ‘This positioning may also help the patient to avoid injury if he or she has a vasovagal reaction.’
- ‘The sharp twinge of pain combined with suddenly rising to his feet must have induced a vasovagal attack.’
- ‘The majority of these were minor, usually vasovagal effects including hypotension and fainting, hypertension, and tachycardia.’
- ‘Less common but serious complications of colonoscopy include splenic trauma, vasovagal reactions and endocarditis.’
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