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The role of the vagus nerve during fetal development and its relationship with the environment

  title={The role of the vagus nerve during fetal development and its relationship with the environment},
  author={Francesco Cerritelli and Martin G. Frasch and Marta Cristina Antonelli and Chiara Viglione and Stefano Vecchi and Marco Chiera and Andrea Manzotti},
The autonomic nervous system (ANS) regulatory capacity begins before birth as the sympathetic and parasympathetic activity contributes significantly to the fetus' development. Several studies have shown how vagus nerve is involved in many vital processes during fetal, perinatal and postnatal life: from the regulation of inflammation through the anti-inflammatory cholinergic pathway, which may affect the functioning of each organ, to the production of hormones involved in bioenergetic metabolism… Expand

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