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
Medical Definition of anterograde
1: affecting memories for a period of time immediately following a precipitating event (as alcohol intoxication, traumatic brain injury, electroconvulsive therapy, or severe emotional stress) and especially from the time of onset to the present <anterograde memory loss> <He suffered an anterograde amnesia. He drew from his past and registered the present, but his brain could not consolidate a new experience and retain it.—Bruce H. Dobkin, Discover, August 1992>—compare retrograde 2
2: occurring or performed in the normal or forward direction of conduction or flow: asa: 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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