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vagovagal reflex

 

Definition: bradycardia with arterial hypotension, often with supraventricular arrhythmias; ascribed to stimulation, especially mechanical, of afferent vagal pathways in the abdomen, thorax, or airway, the efferent arc comprising vagal cardioinhibitory fibers.

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