Definition of orthodromic in English:


Syllabification: or·tho·drom·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌôrTHəˈdrämik


  • (Of an impulse) traveling in the normal direction in a nerve fiber. The opposite of antidromic.
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    • A 55-year-old woman with a history of recurrent orthodromic AV-nodal re-entry tachycardia was admitted for electrophysiologic evaluation.
    • Sensory nerve-conduction velocities in the median and ulnar nerves were assessed with the orthodromic method.
    • An orthodromic impulse runs along an axon in its normal direction, away from the soma.


1940s: from ortho- 'right, correct' + Greek dromos 'running' + -ic.

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