The Purkinje fibers are located in the inner ventricular walls of the heart, just beneath the endocardium. These fibers consist of specialized cardiomyocytes that are able to conduct cardiac action potentials more quickly and efficiently than any other cells in the heart. Purkinje fibers allow the heart's conduction system to create synchronized contractions of its ventricles, and are therefore essential for maintaining a consistent heart rhythm.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Modified cardiac muscle fibers composing the terminal portion of the heart conduction system.
The numerical value of purkinje fibers in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of purkinje fibers in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Images & Illustrations of purkinje fibers
Find a translation for the purkinje fibers definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these purkinje fibers definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"purkinje fibers." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 20 Feb. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/purkinje fibers>.