Purkinje-fiber meaning

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.
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Any of the specialized cardiac muscle fibers forming a network that carries the electrical impulses controlling contraction of the ventricles.
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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.
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One of a group of fibers in the heart, consisting of specialized cardiomyocytes, that allow the heart's conduction system to create synchronized contractions of its ventricles and thus maintain a consistent rhythm.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of purkinje-fiber - purkinje-fibre

Origin of purkinje-fiber

  • After Johannes Evangelista von Purkinje (1787–1869), Bohemian physiologist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Named after Czech anatomist Jan Evangelista PurkynÄ›.

    From Wiktionary