antidromic


an·ti·drom·ic

adjective \ˌan-ti-ˈdrä-mik\

Definition of ANTIDROMIC

:  proceeding or conducting in a direction opposite to the usual one —used especially of a nerve impulse or fiber
an·ti·drom·i·cal·ly \-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of ANTIDROMIC

anti- + Greek dromos racecourse, running — more at dromedary
First Known Use: 1895

an·ti·dro·mic

adjective \ˌant-i-ˈdräm-ik, -ˈdrōm-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ANTIDROMIC

1
: proceeding or conducting in a direction opposite to the usual one—used especially of a nerve impulse or fiber <antidromic action potentials>
2
: characterized by antidromic conduction <antidromic tachycardia in which impulses travel from the ventricle to the atrium via the atrioventricular node>
an·ti·dro·mi·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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