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anterograde

Syllabification: an·ter·o·grade
Pronunciation: /ˈan(t)ərōˌɡrād
 
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Definition of anterograde in English:

adjective

1Directed forward in time. The opposite of retrograde.
1.1Of or denoting a type of amnesia involving inability to remember any new information.
Example sentences
  • Along with these ‘desired’ effects, users also commonly experience confusion, anterograde amnesia, and delirium.
  • On the day that patients regained consciousness, most had no residual disability, although some seemed to have retrograde or anterograde amnesia.
  • ‘Your father,’ she continued, ‘has something called anterograde amnesia.’

Origin

late 19th century: from anterior, on the pattern of retrograde.

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