ANTEROGRADE DEGENERATION By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 the degeneration of a neuron structure after sustaining injury, that spreads away from the nerve cell body. Also known as Wallerian degeneration. ANTEROGRADE DEGENERATION: "Anterograde degeneration involves the degradation of a neuron following injury." Related Psychology Terms RETROGRADE DEGENERATION TRANSSYNAPTIC DEGENERATION NEURAL NETWORK AXON HILLOCK AXONAL TRANSPORT BODY CELL NERVE FIBER CORTICAL NEURON RECURRENT COLLATERAL INHIBITION NEUROTRANSMITTER Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ANTEROGRADE DEGENERATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/anterograde-degeneration/ (accessed December 27, 2019).