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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

vago-

The vagus nerve.

[Latin vagus, wandering, uncertain.]

The vagus nerve is heavily branched and connects the brain with the heart, lungs, and stomach and to other upper digestive organs. The most common term is vagotomy, a surgical operation in which one or more branches of the vagus nerve are cut, typically to reduce gastric secretion in treating peptic ulcers; a person or animal subjected to this has been vagotomized. Something vagolytic acts to disrupt or impede the action of the vagus nerve.

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