Purkinje fiberPurkinje fiber
any of the specialized cardiac muscle fibers forming a network that carries the electrical impulses controlling contraction of the ventricles
Origin of Purkinje fibersee Purkinje cell
One of the specialized cardiac muscle fibers, part of the impulse-conducting network of the heart, that rapidly transmit impulses from the atrioventricular node to the ventricles.
Origin of Purkinje fiberAfter Johannes Evangelista von Purkinje, (1787–1869), Bohemian physiologist.
(plural Purkinje fibers)
Named after Czech anatomist Jan Evangelista PurkynÄ›.