vagus nerve


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Synonyms for vagus nerve

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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The NAOS system is a next-generation, small-form, MRI-safe, implanted neurostimulation device which stimulates the vagus nerve.
Behavioural and cognitive effects during vagus nerve stimulation in children with intractable epilepsy - a randomized controlled trial.
The gammaCore device works by transmitting a mild electrical stimulation to the vagus nerve through the skin, resulting in a reduction of pain.
Having been previously involved with surgically implanted vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), in a fibromyalgia safety and tolerability study which resulted in several of the patients becoming pain free, Dr Natelson was keen to run a randomized sham controlled trial to rule out a placebo effect and to determine whether non-invasive VNS could be effective in gulf war illness.
The brain sends a signal through the vagus nerve to the pancreas to increase insulin production.
ElectroCore's nVNS therapy is delivered by placing the Gammacore device against the neck over the vagus nerve where the carotid pulse is located.
It was observed that nerve fibers which separated from the ganglion on the caudal side of aortic arch were formed a plexus with nerve fibers participated from vagus nerve as well as sympathetic nerve fibers coming from cervicothoracic ganglion and thoracic ganglion.
Koufman uses medication, such as low-dose amitriptyline, for 3 to 9 months to reset the vagus nerve control center in the brain.
It also provides information about clinical trials in progress, which includes trial phase, trial status, trial start and end dates, and, the number of trials for the key Vagus Nerve Stimulators pipeline products.
Background: Over past two decades, vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) has been widely used and reported to alleviate seizure frequency worldwide, however, so far, only hundreds of patients with pharmaco-resistant epilepsy (PRE) have been treated with VNS in mainland China.
The man underwent a Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) implantation at Al Noor Hospital in Airport Road, which conducted the operation for the first time.
A novel implantable device that delivers electrical pulses to the intra-abdominal vagus nerve has been approved for treatment of obesity in adults, providing a less invasive alternative to bariatric surgery.
In terms of operation, the device works by blocking signals that travel along the vagus nerve, an important line of communication between the brain and vital organs.
In the behavioural studies, the researchers determined that the rats were less wary of open spaces and bright lights compared with controlled rats with an intact vagus nerve.