antidromic

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

Definition of antidromic

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

antidromically

play \-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of antidromic

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


Medical Dictionary

antidromic

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

medical Definition of antidromic

1 : proceeding or conducting in a direction opposite to the usual one used especially of a nerve impulse or fiber
  • antidromic action potentials
2 : characterized by antidromic conduction
  • antidromic tachycardia in which impulses travel from the ventricle to the atrium via the atrioventricular node

antidromically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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