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Anatomy Atlases: Atlas of Microscopic Anatomy: Section 1 - Cells Atlas of Microscopic Anatomy: Section 5 - Muscular Tissue

Plate 5.79: Cardiac Muscle

Purkinje fibers cross section

Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D., Adel K. Afifi, M.D., Paul M. Heidger, Jr., Ph.D.
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CARDIAC MUSCLE
Purkinje fibers cross section

Plate 5.79: Cardiac Muscle

Sheep, Bouin's fluid, H. & E., 162 x.

Purkinje fibers: Larger and paler than ordinary cardiac muscle fibers. Areas of clear sarcoplasm represent regions that normally contain glycogen as well as areas devoid of myofibrils. These fibers contain irregularly arranged thin myofibrils and nuclei.

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