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  • n. One of a group of fibers in the heart, consisting of specialized cardiomyocytes, that allow the heart's conduction system to create synchronized contractions of its ventricles and thus maintain a consistent rhythm.

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  • n. a specialized cardiac muscle fiber that is part of the Purkinje network


Named after Czech anatomist Jan Evangelista PurkynÄ›. (Wiktionary)


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