Purkinje fibers in cardiac muscle
CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGE INDEX / CARDIOVASCULAR STUDY GUIDE
As seen here, Purkinje fibers (cardiac muscle fibers specialized for electrical conduction) are somewhat larger and have paler cytoplasm (with relatively fewer myofibrils) than ordinary cardiac muscle.
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Last updated: 5 September 2003 / dgk