bundle of His


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bundle of His

 (hĭs)
n.
The bundle of cardiac muscle fibers that conducts the electrical impulses that regulate the heartbeat, from the atrioventricular node in the right atrium to the septum between the ventricles and then to the left and right ventricles. Also called atrioventricular bundle.

[After Wilhelm His, Jr. (1863-1934), Swiss physician.]

a′trioventric′ular bun`dle


n.
a bundle of conducting muscle fibers in the heart leading from the atrioventricular node to the ventricles. Also called bundle of His.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bundle of His - a bundle of modified heart muscle that transmits the cardiac impulse from the atrioventricular node to the ventricles causing them to contractbundle of His - a bundle of modified heart muscle that transmits the cardiac impulse from the atrioventricular node to the ventricles causing them to contract
cardiac muscle, heart muscle - the muscle tissue of the heart; adapted to continued rhythmic contraction
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He carried a sword over his shoulder, and slung on it a budget or bundle of his clothes apparently, probably his breeches or pantaloons, and his cloak and a shirt or two; for he had on a short jacket of velvet with a gloss like satin on it in places, and had his shirt out; his stockings were of silk, and his shoes square-toed as they wear them at court.