anterograde

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

Definition of anterograde

  1. 1 :  occurring or performed in the normal or forward direction of conduction or flow <anterograde axonal transport>

  2. 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


First Known Use: 1923


Medical Dictionary

anterograde

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

Medical Definition of anterograde

  1. 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. Dobkin, Discover, August 1992>—compare retrograde 2

  2. 2:  occurring or performed in the normal or forward direction of conduction or flow: asa:  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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