Purkinje cell(redirected from Cells of Purkinje)
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A large, drop-shaped, densely branching neuron that is the characteristic cell of the cerebellar cortex.
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A large cerebellar cortex neuron with an ornate, antler-shaped dendritic arbor. Purkinje cells receive inputs (climbing fibers) from the inferior olive, and they send their axons (inhibitory) to the cerebellar and vestibular nuclei.Synonym: Purkinje neuron
See also: Purkinje, Johannes E. von
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Purkinje cella specialized NEURONE of the CEREBELLUM consisting of an axon, a large cell body and a single dendrite which is much branched, like a tree.
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