anterograde

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: such as
a : occurring along nerve processes away from the cell body
  • anterograde axonal transport
— compare retrograde 1c(1)
b : occurring in the normal direction or path of blood circulation
  • restoration of anterograde flow in an occluded coronary artery
— compare retrograde 1c(2)
2 : affecting memories for a period of time immediately following a precipitating event (such as alcohol intoxication, traumatic brain injury, or severe emotional stress) and especially from the time of onset to the present
  • anterograde amnesia
— compare retrograde 5

Origin and Etymology of anterograde

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

Medical Dictionary

anterograde

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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