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What is vagus nerve stimulation for epilepsy?

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For this epilepsy treatment, a doctor puts a pacemaker-like device into your body to stimulate the vagus nerve, which runs from your brain to your torso. It serves many organs, including your larynx (voice box), lungs, heart, and digestive tract.

From: What Is Vagus Nerve Stimulation? WebMD Medical Reference

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Epilepsy Foundation.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on April 8, 2019

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Epilepsy Foundation.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on April 8, 2019

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