Jean Francois Heymans
- Category : 1859-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Small (35,59)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Prevention 2
Belgian pharmacologist and physiologist whose research included studies of myelinated and non-myelinated nerve fiber, the nervous system of the amphioxus, nerve endings of leeches, the influence of temperature on muscle contraction and on the detoxification of cyanide derivatives, to name a few.
With German neurophysiologist Johannes Gad, he published a textbook on physiology titled Kurzes Lehrbuch der Physiologie des Menschen.
In 1891 he was named professor of pharmacodynamics and general therapeutics at the University of Ghent. Here, he founded a laboratory for experimental pharmacology and therapeutics.
He died on 10 April 1932 in Middelkerke, aged 72.