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[pərkin′jēz, pur′kinjēz, -jāz]
Etymology: Johannes E. Purkinje, Czech physiologist, 1787-1869
large neurons with dendrites that extend to the molecular lay and provide the only output from the cerebellar cortex after the cortex processes sensory and motor impulses from the rest of the nervous system.
Large branching cells of the nervous system.
Mentioned in: Ataxia-Telangiectasia