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1. A positively charged electrode, as of an electrolytic cell, storage battery, diode, or electron tube.
2. The negatively charged terminal of a primary cell or of a storage battery that is supplying current.

[Greek anodos, a way up : ana-, ana- + hodos, way.]

a·nod′ic (ə-nŏd′ĭk), a·nod′al (ə-nōd′l) adj.
a·nod′i·cal·ly, a·nod′al·ly adv.
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Adj.1.anodal - of or at or relating to an anodeanodal - of or at or relating to an anode  
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A deviation forwards is noted in monopolar stimulation with cathodes alone, whereas with anodal stimulation, a backward deviation is observed.
They found that anodal and cathodal iontophoresis induced a voltage over the skin that was dependent on the ionic strength of the test solution.
This prevents hyper polarization effect of anode and anodal conduction block.
Go-no-go task performance improvement after anodal transcranial DC stimulation of the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in major depression.
Modulation of internal model formation during force field-induced motor learning by anodal tDCS of primary motor cortex.
2007) Wound closure after split-thickness with the use of continuous direct anodal microcurrent applied to silver nylon wound contact dressing.
Thereafter Mullan began making unipolar, anodal, electrolytic lesions in 1965 (23).
Effect of anodal and cathodal micro-amperage direct current on the skin wound healing: A biomechanical and histological study.
In tDCS, a very mild direct current travels from the anodal electrode, through the skin, muscle, bones and brain, and out through the corresponding cathodal electrode to complete the circuit.