Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Surgical division of fibers of the vagus nerve, used to diminish acid secretion of the stomach and control a duodenal ulcer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The surgical resection of the vagus nerve so as to reduce the secretion of acid in the stomach and so control duodenal ulcers

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Division of the vagus or pneumogastric nerve.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

vag(us) + -tomy.

Examples

  • METHODS: Ten patients with type 1 diabetes and diabetic gastroparesis, including one patient who had undergone vagotomy, were included and completed the investigator blinded crossover trial.

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  • Description of Impetigo Impetigo is a skin via an infected eyes or following an operation This is done is to seem to help people whose ulcers are vagotomy, antrectomy and pyloroplasty

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  • Our approach, without vagotomy or antrectomy, would appear to be a safe and effective.

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