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Pur·kin·je phe·nom·e·non

(pŭr-kin'jē),
in the light-adapted eye, the region of maximal brightness is in the yellow; in the dark-adapted eye, the region of maximal brightness is in the green.

Pur·kin·je phe·nom·e·non

(pĕr-kin'jē fĕ-nom'ĕ-non)
In the light-adapted eye, the region of maximal brightness is in the yellow; in the dark-adapted eye, the region of maximal brightness is in the green.

Purkinje phenomenon

The adjustment of the pupil of the eye to light intensity. When the eye adapts from light to dark conditions, the maximum pupillary movement is caused by green instead of yellow light.
Synonym: pupillomotor reflex

Purkinje,

Johannes E. von (Jan E. Purkyne), Bohemian anatomist and physiologist, 1787-1869.
Purkinje afterimage - Synonym(s): Bidwell ghost
Purkinje cells - large nerve cells of the cerebellar cortex with a piriform cell body and dendrites arranged in a plane transverse to the folium. Synonym(s): Purkinje corpuscles
Purkinje conduction - conduction of the cardiac impulse through the Purkinje system.
Purkinje corpuscles - Synonym(s): Purkinje cells
Purkinje effect - Synonym(s): Purkinje phenomenon
Purkinje fibers - interlacing fibers formed of modified cardiac muscle cells that are the terminal ramifications of the conducting system of the heart found beneath the endocardium of the ventricles.
Purkinje figures - shadows of the retinal vessels seen as dark lines on a reddish field when a light enters the eye through the sclera and not the pupil.
Purkinje image tracker
Purkinje images - Synonym(s): Purkinje-Sanson images
Purkinje layer - the layer of Purkinje cells between the molecular and granular layers of the cerebellar cortex. Synonym(s): piriform neuron layer
Purkinje network - the network formed by Purkinje fibers beneath the endocardium.
Purkinje phenomenon - in the light-adapted eye, the region of maximal brightness is in the yellow; in the dark-adapted eye, the region of maximal brightness is in the green. Synonym(s): Purkinje effect; Purkinje shift
Purkinje shift - Synonym(s): Purkinje phenomenon
Purkinje system - terminal ramifications in the ventricles of the specialized conducting system of the heart.
Purkinje-Sanson images - the two images formed by the anterior and posterior surfaces of the cornea, and the two images formed by the anterior and posterior surfaces of the lens. Synonym(s): catatropic images; Purkinje images; Sanson images