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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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What is vasovagal syncope and what causes it?

Common faint: Vasovagal syncope is the most common type of fainting that occurs when the blood pressure drops suddenly, reducing blood flow to the brain. It is often caused by dehydration or becoming overheated. Stress and anxiety can provoke it as well. ...Read more

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What can cause vasovagal syncope?

What can cause vasovagal syncope?

Vasovagal syncope: read this: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/vasovagal-syncope/basics/causes/con-20026900

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What is vasovagal syncope?

What is vasovagal syncope?

Common fainting: When the nerve vagus causes a fainting spell. Usually this happens in responds to a recent stimulus like when injecting needles, watching blood, during medical procedures, while fasting, while standing for long periods, while in fear or panic. When there is no other obvious cause for fainting it is said that is called "vasovagal syncope". There are other causes of syncope or loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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What is vasovagal syncope and when does it happen?

Vasovagal Syndrome: It is a condition mediated by vagus nerve which leads to fainting or syncope..Itoccurs in responce to some triggerwhich causes heart rate to slow down, blood pressure drops, which causes lack of blood to the brain and it causes loss of consciousness.It is mediated throgh vagus nerve and sympathetic system.Triggers can be stress, pots.Venipuncture, sme drugs, ssris, violent coghing, hunger, lack of sleep, . ...Read more

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Whats vasovagal syncope?

Whats vasovagal syncope?

A Drop in Heart Rate: Vasovagal syncope refers to passing out when the vagus or 10th cranial nerve is stimulated. One important function of the vagus is to slow your heart down. Any activity that increases the pressure inside your abdomen can stimulate the vagus. So vasovagal syncope often happens when one is bearing down to try to urinate as in elderly men standing at the toliet. ...Read more

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How is vasovagal syncope related to the autonomic nervous system?

How is vasovagal syncope related to the autonomic nervous system?

Affects organs: Vagus nerve can affect heart rate and blood pressure resulting in fainting. Vaso (= blood vessel) vagal (=vagus nerve). ...Read more

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Can you die from vasovagal syncope?

Can you die from vasovagal syncope?

Not generally but...: Not unless you fall off a ladder, drown in a pool or get into a accident from passing out. If you feel it coming on it is important you are in a safe place and put tour head down or lie down. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get vasovagal syncope, or is it unusual?

Not uncommon: Not uncommon. Females seem to have it more often than males ...Read more

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Neurally Mediated Reflex Syncope (Definition)

A simple description is that physical or psychological stimuli cause nervous system reflexes to slow the heart and lower the blood pressure the result being ...Read more


Passed Out (Definition)

Or passing out implies loss of consciousness. Frequently a cardiac ...Read more


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