VAGAL TONE

a gauge of the variability of the heart rate associated with inhaling and exhaling, that is considered to exhibit parasympathetic impact by way of the vagus nerve.

VAGAL TONE: "Yes, the vagal tone will be on your exam."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "VAGAL TONE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/vagal-tone/ (accessed August 8, 2020).
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