Talk:Purkinje cell

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Name[edit]

Should this article be called Purkinje neuron? --Peta 05:51, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

Both can be used, but I think Purkinje cell is more common. I've created a redirect for Purkinje neuron. Nrets 13:56, 3 October 2006 (UTC)
What about a redirect for "Purkinje Neurone" and "Purkinje Nerve Cell"?

Shouldnt be proper name rather something like Purkyne cell?This seems more like truncation. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 213.155.249.15 (talk) 23:58, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

Uhm, what? No, they're named after a scientist named Purkinje. It's no more a truncation than "Einstein" or "Ford", it's a proper name slightly corrupted in transliteration. 216.82.142.13 (talk) 22:47, 7 September 2011 (UTC)

Complex spikes[edit]

This confirms the significant change just made by Dan.aponte. I can't access the cited textbook. Anthony (talk) 09:03, 17 October 2010 (UTC)

Cross-Reference[edit]

The deterioration of Purkinje Cells is one of the main characteristics of opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome, yet the article on Purkinje Cells does not reference the article on Opsoclonus-Myoclonus and vice versa. It would be helpful if the editors of these two articles could work together to cross-reference their articles. (Richef (talk) 19:41, 6 December 2011 (UTC))

Physical anatomy[edit]

The present article says, "These cells are some of the largest neurons in the human brain," which is vague. What are the actual dimensions of Purkinje cells? Thanks if you can add that information. p.r.newman (talk) 15:43, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

@P.r.newman: I find the following, 'In the electron microscope, as in light microscopy, the Purkinje cells are large cells with a diameter of 25 to 40 microns', from THE JOURNAL OF CELL BIOLOGY ' VOLUME 18, 1963, THE FINE STRUCTURE OF THE PURKINJE CELL, ROBERT M. HERNDON, M.D.', but I don't see how to interrupt the flow & citation in the article to add the information. (And they're rat neurons, if that matters.)UnderEducatedGeezer (talk) 04:24, 1 April 2016 (UTC)
Thanks! Maybe that reference will get incorporated into the article in due course. p.r.newman (talk) 14:53, 21 April 2016 (UTC)

Pronunciation?[edit]

Is 'Purkinje' correctly pronounced like the discoverer's name, which might sound like the last name spoken here: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2c/Cs-Jan_Evangelista_Purkyne.ogg , which seems to end in an 'inay' sound with accent on the first 'Pur' syllable, or, like the pronunciation guide (pər-KIN-jee), ending in a 'jee'(G) sound with accent on the middle 'kin' syllable? I suspect it's the latter, but maybe people who know can verify?UnderEducatedGeezer (talk) 03:16, 1 April 2016 (UTC)