The vagus nerve is a large nerve that runs through the entire body. It plays an important role in controlling the heart and digestive system.

  • The vagus nerve is responsible for controlling the heart rate.

  • The vagus nerve is responsible for controlling the digestive system.

Definition of vagus


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


nervus vagus, pneumogastric, pneumogastric nerve, tenth cranial nerve, vagus nerve, wandering nerve

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