Medical Dictionary

orthodromic

adjective or·tho·drom·ic \ ˌȯr-thə-ˈdräm-ik \

medical Definition of orthodromic

1 : proceeding or conducting in a normal direction used especially of a nerve impulse or fiber
  • orthodromic neural stimulation
2 : characterized by orthodromic conduction
  • in orthodromic tachycardia, the atrial impulse conducts in an antegrade direction from the atria through the AV node
  • —Norris Lai & Melvyn Rubenfire

orthodromically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up orthodromic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

of, relating to, or being an oracle

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!