What is vagal?

  • (adj): Of or relating to the vagus nerve.
    Synonyms: pneumogastric

Some articles on vagal:

Vagal Tone: A Physiological Marker of Stress - Clinical Applications of Polyvagal Theory and Vagal Tone
... Vagal tone has been used in medical and psychological research to better understand the physiological underpinnings of various disorders ... More specifically, prolonged withdrawal of vagal influence on the heart creates a physiological vulnerability to the influence of the DVC, which in turn produces clinically relevant bradycardia ...
Vagal Escape
... One of the most classical example is called Vagal Escape ... Vagal escape is characterized by a reduction in blood pressure due to muscarinic stimulation which is then compensated for stimulation from the sympathetic system to increase heart rate and thus ...