Medical Dictionary


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

Medical Definition of ANTEROGRADE

:  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>
:  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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