VAGAL TONE

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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., Sam M.S., "VAGAL TONE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/vagal-tone/ (accessed July 1, 2022).

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