Skip to Content

subendocardial branches of atrioventricular bundles

 

Definition: interlacing fibers formed of modified cardiac muscle cells with central granulated protoplasm containing one or two nuclei and a transversely striated peripheral portion; they are the terminal ramifications of the conducting system of the heart found beneath the endocardium of the ventricles.

Synonym(s): rami subendocardiales fasciculi atrioventricularisTA, Purkinje fibers

See Also: conducting system of heart

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.

Hide