antidromic

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adjective an·ti·drom·ic \ˌan-ti-ˈdrä-mik\

Definition of antidromic

  1. :  proceeding or conducting in a direction opposite to the usual one —used especially of a nerve impulse or fiber

antidromically

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Origin and Etymology of antidromic

anti- + Greek dromos racecourse, running — more at dromedary


Medical Dictionary

antidromic

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adjective an·ti·dro·mic \ˌant-i-ˈdräm-ik, -ˈdrōm-\

Medical Definition of antidromic

  1. 1:  proceeding or conducting in a direction opposite to the usual one—used especially of a nerve impulse or fiber antidromic action potentials

  2. 2:  characterized by antidromic conduction antidromic tachycardia in which impulses travel from the ventricle to the atrium via the atrioventricular node

antidromically

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