Purkinje cellPur·kin·je cell
any of the large neurons that make up the middle layer of the gray cortex of the cerebellum, characterized by a dense network of dendrites on the outer side and a long, threadlike axon on the inner side
Origin of Purkinje cellafter J. E. Purkinje (1787-1869), Bohemian physiologist
A large, drop-shaped, densely branching neuron that is the characteristic cell of the cerebellar cortex.
Origin of Purkinje cellAfter Johannes Evangelista von Purkinje (1787-1869), Bohemian physiologist
photomicrograph of a Purkinje cell from the cerebellum of a human brain
Named after Czech anatomist Jan Evangelista PurkynÄ›.
- attributive form of Purkinje cell
- Purkinje-cell axon