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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: an′ter-ō-grād


  1. Moving forward.
  2. Extending forward from a particular timepoint; used in reference to amnesia.
  3. Used in neuroscience to describe proximodistal flow, movement, or transport in an axon toward its terminals, or degeneration of an axon distal to a point of injury.

[L. gradior, pp. gressus, to step, go]

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