Definition of orthodromic in English:

orthodromic

adjective

Physiology
  • (of an impulse) travelling in the normal direction in a nerve fibre.

    The opposite of antidromic
    • ‘Sensory nerve-conduction velocities in the median and ulnar nerves were assessed with the orthodromic method.’
    • ‘However, a simultaneous comparison of both antidromic and orthodromic methods on the 4th digit has not been documented.’
    • ‘A 55-year-old woman with a history of recurrent orthodromic AV-nodal re-entry tachycardia was admitted for electrophysiologic evaluation.’
    • ‘Orthodromic tachycardia is the most common arrhythmia in patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.’
    • ‘An orthodromic impulse runs along an axon in its normal direction, away from the soma.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

orthodromic

/ˌɔːθəˈdrəʊmɪk/