or·​tho·​drom·​ic ˌȯr-thə-ˈdräm-ik How to pronounce orthodromic (audio)
: proceeding or conducting in a normal direction
used especially of a nerve impulse or fiber
orthodromic neural stimulation
: characterized by orthodromic conduction
in orthodromic tachycardia, the atrial impulse conducts in an antegrade direction from the atria through the AV nodeNorris Lai & Melvyn Rubenfire
orthodromically adverb

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“Orthodromic.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/orthodromic. Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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