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  • adj. Effective immediately after a traumatic event such as an external shock.
  • adj. Moving or occurring in the normal forward or downstream direction of.

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  • adj. of amnesia; affecting time immediately following trauma


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  • DiI, an anterograde tracer, was injected into the nodose ganglia.

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  • The belligerent crazification and the blazing straw men are reason enough to love the guy, but the best thing about Fred Hiatt is his severe case of anterograde amnesia.

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  • Memento (2000): Presaging the somber vibe of the post-9/11 world, anterograde amnesia as a hook for the most cerebrally challenging thriller of the decade.

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