Definition of anterograde in English:



  • 1Directed forward in time.

    The opposite of retrograde

    1. 1.1Of or denoting a type of amnesia involving inability to remember any new information.
      ‘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.’’
      • ‘Discrete damage to the brain, especially to parts of the interior surface of the temporal lobes of the cerebral hemispheres, can also cause profound anterograde amnesia.’
      • ‘Following these subtle changes, anterograde memory impairments without any obvious sensory, motor, or motivational deficits are the defining feature of the early stages of this disorder.’



/ˈan(t)ərōˌɡrād/ /ˈæn(t)əroʊˌɡreɪd/


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