orthodromic

adjective
or·​tho·​drom·​ic | \ ˌȯr-thə-ˈdräm-ik How to pronounce orthodromic (audio) \

Medical Definition of orthodromic

1 : proceeding or conducting in a normal direction used especially of a nerve impulse or fiberorthodromic 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

Other Words from orthodromic

orthodromically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce orthodromically (audio) \ adverb

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“Orthodromic.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/orthodromic. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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