Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

anterograde

play
adjective an·ter·o·grade \ˈan-tə-(ˌ)rō-ˌgrād\

Definition of anterograde

  1. 1 :  occurring or performed in the normal or forward direction of conduction or flow <anterograde axonal transport>

  2. 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 Dictionary

anterograde

play
adjective an·tero·grade \ˈant-ə-(ˌ)rō-ˌgrād\

Medical Definition of anterograde

  1. 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. 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




Learn More about anterograde

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "anterograde"


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up anterograde? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 8, 2016

to clear from accusation or blame

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

kittly-benders duvet spindrift pince-nez
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ