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

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 our EDx lab antidromic sensory conduction is used and ring electrodes are used.
F waves are motor responses produced by antidromic activation of motor neurons following stimulation of motor axons peripherally.
[8] The effect may be related to the inhibition of the sympathetic nervous system through the stimulation and can, therefore, provide antidromic vasodilation, which reduces oxygen demand and increases blood flow.
In other words, chronic vascular compression produced antidromic impulse to stimulate the motor nucleus and opened dormant synapses controlling different parts of facial nerve, resulting in Abnormal Muscle Response (AMR) and synkinesis.
The normal value of DMML was less than 4.0 ms, and value of antidromic DMSL was upto 3.6 ms.
The following measurements were also conducted: motor distal latency, conduction velocity [M/sec], amplitude [mV], proximal and distal duration [msec]; sensory (antidromic distal latency, amplitude [uV]); and "F" wave (latency, amplitude) (19).
In terms of physiology this means that ortho- and antidromic waves can be generated from a localized excitation [79].
2, the PNS intensity to evoke H-reflexes was set at 15% of the [M.sub.max] amplitude, to avoid antidromic collisions and to reduce intersubject variability (mean intensity: 10.3 [+ or -] 51 mA).
The activation of TRPA1 and TRPV1 induces the inflow of cations and the antidromic depolarization of afferent fibers, also known as axon reflex.
Median sensory NCSs were performed using the antidromic technique; the recording electrode was placed over the palmar surface of the second digit and the nerve was stimulated from the wrist at 13 cm.
Antidromic sensory nerve action potentials (SNAP) for median and ulnar sensory nerves were recorded with standard ring electrodes.