anterograde conduction

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conduction

 [kon-duk´shun]
conveyance of energy, as of heat, sound, or electricity.
aberrant ventricular conduction the temporary abnormal intraventricular conduction of supraventricular impulses; called also ventricular aberration.
aerial conduction (air conduction) conduction of sound waves to the organ of hearing in the inner ear through the air.
anterograde conduction
1. forward conduction of impulses through a nerve.
2. in the heart, conduction of impulses from atria to ventricles.
atrioventricular conduction (AV conduction) the conduction of atrial impulses through the atrioventricular node and the His-Purkinje system to the ventricles.
bone conduction conduction of sound waves to the inner ear through the bones of the skull.
concealed conduction conduction that is not seen on the surface electrocardiogram but may be detected by its effect on subsequent impulses; common examples are the incomplete penetration of the AV junction during atrial fibrillation, the Wenckebach type penetration during atrial flutter, and the retrograde incomplete penetration following ventricular ectopic beats.
decremental conduction a gradual decrease in the stimuli and response along a pathway of conduction; it occurs in nerve fibers with reduced membrane potentials.
retrograde conduction transmission of a cardiac impulse backward in the ventricular to atrial direction; particularly, conduction from the atrioventricular node into the atria.
saltatory conduction the rapid passage of an electric potential between the nodes of ranvier in myelinated nerve fibers, rather than along the full length of the membrane.

an·ter·o·grade con·duc·tion

conduction in the expected normal direction between any cardiac structures.
References in periodicals archive ?
During orthodromic supraventricular tachycardia, antegrade conduction occurs via the AV node, and retrograde conduction occurs via an accessory AV connection1.
Orthodromic atrioventricular reciprocating tachycardia (AVRT), or Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, is a narrow QRS complex tachycardia in which antegrade conduction is via the AV node and retrograde conduction is via an accessory pathway (bundle of Kent).
This pattern suggests antegrade conduction down the fast pathway and retrograde conduction up the slow pathway in someone with dual A-V nodal pathways.
4,5 Thus, antegrade conduction in the bypass tract is slower than usual, but it is faster than the A-V nodal conduction that is slowed by A-V nodal dysfunction.
4] This may degenerate in to ventricular fibrillation owing to rapid antegrade conduction through the AP if the refractory period is short.