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Synonyms for vagus

a mixed nerve that supplies the pharynx and larynx and lungs and heart and esophagus and stomach and most of the abdominal viscera

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People with intractable epilepsy and their families should ask their epilepsy team about the possibility of using a vagus nerve stimulator to help control their seizures.
Vagus nerve stimulation in chronic treatment-resistant depression: preliminary findings of an open-label study.
An incision over the anterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle is made and the vagus nerve identified in the carotid sheath and mobilized; next, the nerve is carefully freed and bipolar helical electrodes are placed around it.
At the time of operation, the mass arose from the vagus nerve, and extended superiorly to the skull base.
More than 46,000 patients worldwide have benefited from vagus nerve stimulation therapy during the past 10 years.
The vagus nerve appears to be involved in controlling hormones that stimulate the appetite.
The Food and Drug Administration approved vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) in 2005 for adjunctive long-term treatment of chronic or recurrent depression in patients aged 18 years or older who do not have an adequate response to four or more antidepressant therapies.
KEY WORDS: Visceroception; Heterotopic pain; Inferior ganglion of vagus nerve; Paratrigeminal nucleus; Trigeminal subnucleus.
The use of vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) began in 1883 when the American neurologist James L.
Cyberonics' vagus nerve stimulation, or VNS, device for treatment- resistant depression, or TRD, is the first implantable device approved in the United States for treatment of depression.
Results of a small study conducted at Imperial College London and Royal Brompton Hospital found theobromine, an ingredient in chocolate, stops persistent coughs better than codeine by suppressing the vagus nerve activity that causes coughing and with-A out that drug's sleep-inducing side effects.
Now scientists in New Orleans believe they have found a cure after neurosurgeons at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Centre implanted a device which controls the Vagus nerve, which, if irritated, can cause hiccups.
Now doctors in the US have implanted an electric impulse device which controls the vagus nerve which can cause hiccups if irritated.
Clinical trials show that vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy--commonly called a "pacemaker for the brain"--may help reduce the number, length, and severity of seizures in those people.
Recent advances in biomedical technology and perfection in surgical techniques have shown vagus nerve stimulation (VNS[TM]) using the Neuro Cybernetic Prosthesis (NCP[R]) system is an effective new treatment option in reducing seizure frequency.