Definitions

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

  • adj. Affecting or acting on the vagus nerve. Used chiefly of a drug.

Etymologies

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

vag(us) + -tropic.

Examples

  • Sometimes he spoke of vague theories—something about toxins, the digestive tract, the “vagotropic nervous system,” and the “restoration of balance.”

    MANUFACTURING DEPRESSION

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