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Pur·kin·je

(pŭr-kin'jē),

Purkinje

named after J.E. Purkinje, Bohemian anatomist (1787-1869).

Purkinje cell
neuronal cell bodies in the middle layer of the cerebellar cortex; characterized by a large, globose body and massive, branching dendrites but a single, slender axon.
Purkinje fiber
modified cardiac muscle fibers in the subendothelial tissue, concerned with conducting impulses through the heart.
P's image, Purkinje-Sanson images
in a normal eye, reflections of light off the surface of the cornea, anterior lens capsule, and posterior lens capsule. When viewed from different angles, can be used to localize intraocular opacities.
Purkinje network
a reticulum of modified muscle fibers in the subendocardial tissue of the cardiac ventricles.
Purkinje neuron
see Purkinje cell (above).
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Even though significant cerebellar Purkinje cell loss remained following early alcohol exposure, an increase in the number of synaptic connections for each of the remaining Purkinje cells was found, showing the capacity for synaptic plasticity (Klintsova et al.
You can see light reflect off the back of the lens to make Purkinje image IV (P4).
AGE DEPENDENT CHANGES IN PURKINJE CELLS VACUOLES IN SCA1
Alterações quantitativas das células de Purkinje na fase aguda da moléstia de Chagas experimental no camundongo.
The progressive ataxia is a result of degeneration of the Purkinje cells as well as the granular cells of the cerebellum.
Ventricular tachycardia refers to a fast heart beat that usually originates in a specific network of muscle fibers spread throughout the heart known as the Purkinje system.
DISTRIBUTION OF GLUTAMATE RECEPTORS AND CALCIUM-BINDING PROTEINS IN PURKINJE CELLS OF THE CHICK CEREBELLUM.
About 60% of these patients will have atrophy of the cerebellum shown on MRI, and there is loss of Purkinje cells, which is not reversible.
Neurons from the contralateral vestibular nuclei and Purkinje fibers from the cerebellum are believed to exert their inhibitory effects via this GABAergic system.
Other topics include recent insights into the molecular pathophysiology of viral myocarditis, anti-platelet drugs, transplant arteriopathy, induction and patterning of the Purkinje fiber network, therapeutic angiogenesis for ischemic vascular disease, and diabetes mellitus.
Another interesting pattern in the cerebellum was seen for MABs 12C4 (J), 12D11 (K), and 7E6 (L), wherein the wide, sinusoidal-shaped area containing the Purkinje cell layer was particularly obvious because of the lack of any reaction product.