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›.