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retrograde

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adjective ret·ro·grade \ˈre-trə-ˌgrād\

Medical Definition of retrograde

  1. 1:  characterized by retrogression

  2. 2:  affecting memories of a period prior to a shock or seizure <retrograde amnesia>

  3. 3:  occurring or performed in a direction opposite to the normal or forward direction of conduction or flow: asa:  occurring along nerve cell processes toward the cell body <retrograde axonal transport> <retrograde degeneration of nerve fibers>b:  occurring opposite to the normal direction or path of blood circulation <apply bandaging to the lower extremities to produce pressure to reduce retrograde blood flow in veins with incompetent valves>—compare anterograde 2

  4. ret·ro·grade·ly adverb





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