Flourens, Pierre

Flourens, Pierre

(Marie Jean Pierre Flourens) (pyĕr flo͞oräNs`), 1794–1867, French physiologist. He demonstrated the respiratory center in the medulla and the function of the cerebellum in muscular coordination and studied bone formation. He was long a professor at the Collège de France.
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