vasovagal syncope

/ˌveɪzoʊveɪgəl ˈsɪŋkəpi/ (say .vayzohvayguhl 'singkuhpee)

noun
a brief period of dizziness, sometimes leading to loss of consciousness, caused by the vagus nerve responding to triggers such as stress, trauma, pressure on the throat, sinuses or eyes, sudden change to an upright position, etc.
Also, vasovagal response. {vaso- + vagal + syncope (def. 2)

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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