anterograde


an·ter·o·grade

adjective \ˈan-tə-(ˌ)rō-ˌgrād\

Definition of ANTEROGRADE

1
:  occurring or performed in the normal or forward direction of conduction or flow <anterograde axonal transport>
2
:  affecting memories of a period immediately following a shock or seizure <anterograde amnesia>

Origin of ANTEROGRADE

New Latin antero- from front to (from Latin anterior) + English -grade
First Known Use: 1923

an·tero·grade

adjective \ˈant-ə-(ˌ)rō-ˌgrād\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ANTEROGRADE

1
: effective for a period immediately following a shock or seizure; specifically : effective for and in effect during the period from the time of seizure to the present <prolonged retrograde and anterograde amnesia—Journal of the American Medical Association>
2
: occurring or performed in the normal or forward direction of conduction or flow: as a : occurring along nerve cell processes away from the cell body <anterograde axonal transport> b : occurring in the normal direction or path of blood circulation <restoration of anterograde flow in an occluded coronary artery>—compare retrograde 3

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