impulse-conducting system

impulse-conducting system

Etymology: L, impellere, to drive, conducere, to conduct; Gk, systema
the Purkinje fibers within the heart muscle that conduct impulses controlling the contractions of the atria and ventricles.
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An impulse-conducting system of the heart for initiation and propagation of electrical impulses for cardiac muscle contraction It is formed by highly specialized cardiac muscle cells (Purkinje fibers), which generate and conduct electrical impulses rapidly through the heart.
Bundle of His--bundle of fibers of the impulse-conducting system of the heart
Purkinje fibers--fibers of the impulse-conducting system of the heart