Definition of Vagotomy

1. Noun. (surgery) The surgical resection of the vagus nerve so as to reduce the secretion of acid in the stomach and so control duodenal ulcers ¹



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Definition of Vagotomy

1. surgical division of the vagus nerve [n -MIES]

Medical Definition of Vagotomy

1. Effects of bilateral vagotomy (cholinergic denervation): decreased motility of stomach and intestine, decreased gastric secretions, decreased tone of gallbladder and bile ducts, increased tone of sphincters (Oddi and lower oesophageal sphincter) (12 Dec 1998)

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