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The vagus nerve is the primary parasympathetic nerve of the autonomic nervous system, providing an extensive network of afferent and efferent parasympathetic innervation of the viscera. 1 The vagus nerve comprises a bundle of approximately 80% afferent fibres and 20% efferent fibres, which control essential visceral functions including gastrointestinal motility, secretions, and heart rate. 1 Vagus nerve activity is also a prominent component of several homeostatic axes including the cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway, the brain–gut axis, and the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenergic axis.
Author(s): Ng WF
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: The Lancet Rheumatology
Pages: ePub ahead of print
Online publication date: 28/07/2020
Acceptance date: 28/07/2020
Date deposited: 06/08/2020
ISSN (print): 0140-6736
ISSN (electronic): 1474-547X
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