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Observations of Heart Action Under Vagus Stimulation*

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U. S. V. B. Diagnostic Center, Palo Alto, California

Ann Intern Med. 1930;4(6):632-635. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-4-6-632
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For some years the view has been held by observers of first rank that the right vagus is commonly more intimately associated with the sino-auricular node and its activities than is the left vagus. It has long been noted that the slowing of the heart as result of stimulation of the right vagus is usually more marked than is the slowing as result of stimulation of the left vagus. It is certainly also a matter of common observation that in any group of normal adults the individuals vary greatly one from another in their responses to vagus stimulations. Accumulated routine



vagus nerve ; heart

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