antidromic


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antidromic

(ˌæntɪˈdrɒmɪk)
adj
(Physiology) (of nerve fibres) conducting nerve impulses in a direction opposite to normal
[from anti- + Greek dromos course]

an•ti•drom•ic

(ˌæn tɪˈdrɒm ɪk)

adj.
conducting nerve impulses in a direction opposite to the usual one.
[1905–10; anti- + -drom (ous) + -ic]
an`ti•drom′i•cal•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.antidromic - conducting nerve impulses in a direction opposite to normalantidromic - conducting nerve impulses in a direction opposite to normal
physiology - the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
abnormal, unnatural - not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm; "abnormal powers of concentration"; "abnormal amounts of rain"; "abnormal circumstances"; "an abnormal interest in food"
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Orthodromic sensory nerve conduction studies of both the median and ulnar nerves and antidromic sensory nerve conduction studies in both sural nerves were also normal.
Release of somatostatin and its role in the mediation of the anti-inflammatory effect induced by antidromic stimulation of sensory fibers of rat sciatic nerve.
In clinic practice; VT, antidromic atrioventricular tachycardia and supraventricular tachycardia with aberrancy should be considered for differential diagnosis of wide QRS complex tachycardia (7).
For example, vasodilation may arise through both suppression of sympathetic nerve activity in addition to the antidromic activation of sensory fibres and the peripheral release of their potent vasodilators.