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: 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: 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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