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Purkinje's cells I

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Large neurons that have piriform cell bodies in the Purkinje layer ¨C stratum purkinjense cerebelli ¨C and branching dendrites extending to the molecular layer of the cerebellar cortex and into the white matter of the cerebellum. 1837. The term Purkinje cells ("grosse Purkinje'sche Zellen") was coined in 1866 by Leopold August Besser (1820-1906).


  • Vladislav Kruta:
    A note on the history of Purkyn¨§ cells. In V. Kruta, editor: J. E. Purkyn¨§ 1787-1869. Centenary Symposium. Brno: Universita J. E. Purkyn¨¬, 1971: 125-136.

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