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A large, drop-shaped, densely branching neuron that is the characteristic cell of the cerebellar cortex.
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
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.
named after J.E. Purkinje, Bohemian anatomist (1787-1869).
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.
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.
a reticulum of modified muscle fibers in the subendocardial tissue of the cardiac ventricles.
see Purkinje cell (above).