(psychol) the tendency for the retention of learned material or skills to be impaired by subsequent learning, esp by learning of a similar kind Compare proactive inhibition
adjective 1. operative with respect to past occurrences, as a statute; retrospective: a retroactive law. 2. pertaining to a pay raise effective as of a past date. adjective 1. applying or referring to the past: retroactive legislation 2. effective or operative from a date or for a period in the past
adjective, Anatomy. 1. situated behind the eyeball.
- Retrobulbar anesthesia
retrobulbar anesthesia ret·ro·bul·bar anesthesia (rět’rō-bŭl’bər, -bär’) n. Injection of a local anesthetic behind the eye to produce sensory denervation of the eye.
- Retrobulbar neuritis
retrobulbar neuritis n. See optic neuritis.