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 sense 1c(1)

b : occurring in the normal direction or path of blood circulation restoration of anterograde flow in an occluded coronary artery — compare retrograde sense 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 sense 5

First Known Use of anterograde

1876, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for anterograde

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

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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. Dobkin, Discover, August 1992 — compare retrograde sense 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 sense 3

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