Purkinje

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Purkinje Bohemian physiologist remembered for his discovery of Purkinje cells and the Purkinje network (1787-1869)
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Usage

In literature:

As early as 1791 Poli had seen the germinal vesicle in the eggs of molluscs, but the first adequate account was given by Purkinje.
"Form and Function" by E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
In "b," the arrow indicates a "climbing axon," winding about the main limbs of the Purkinje cell.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
Basket-work around the cells of Purkinje.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
Purkinje noticed that the position of the imaginary axis of rotation depends on the axis around which the head revolves.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7" by Various
The Purkinje effect may be noticed by the careful observer and it is responsible for certain illusions.
"Visual Illusions" by Matthew Luckiesh
This, according to Purkinje, is due to pressure on the retina by the distended blood-vessels.
"Fiends, Ghosts, and Sprites" by John Nettin Radcliffe
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In news:

Slow inactivation of a tetrodotoxin-sensitive current in canine cardiac Purkinje fibers.
Adrenergic modulation of the delayed rectifier potassium channel in calf cardiac Purkinje fibers.
Nonstationary fluctuation analysis of the delayed rectifier K channel in cardiac Purkinje fibers.
Open sodium channel properties of single canine cardiac Purkinje cells.
Slow inactivation of a tetrodotoxin -sensitive current in canine cardiac Purkinje fibers.
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In science:

From the AVN the signal travels along the His bundle and into the ventricles via the Purkinje fibre network which extensively innervates the ventricular wall.
Spiral Turbulence: From the Oxidation of CO on Pt(110) to Ventricular Fibrillation
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