anterograde

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

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 and Etymology of anterograde

New Latin antero- from front to (from Latin anterior) + English -grade


Medical Dictionary

anterograde

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

medical Definition of anterograde

1 :affecting memories for a period of time immediately following a precipitating event (as alcohol intoxication, traumatic brain injury, electroconvulsive therapy, or severe emotional stress) and especially from the time of onset to the present
  • anterograde memory loss
  • He suffered an anterograde amnesia. He drew from his past and registered the present, but his brain could not consolidate a new experience and retain it.
  • —Bruce H. DobkinDiscoverAugust 1992
— compare retrograde 2
2 :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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