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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In that study for the ulnar nerve, abnormality seen by motor conduction velocity was identified in 28%, sensory antidromic conduction velocity using digit five in 46% and orthodromic sensory conduction of the dorsal cutaneous branch in 82%.