Jan de Purkyne

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Jan De Purkyne and his eponym “Purkinje fibers”

About Jan De Purkyne Also written Johannes Evangelist Purkinje (17/12/1787 to 28/7/1869) was a Czech anatomist and physiologist. In 1837, he discovered Purkinje cells, large neurons with many branching dendrites found in the cerebellum. In 1839, he also discovered Purkinje fibers. Other discoveries include Purkinje images (reflections of objects from structures of the eye) and the […]

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