Otolaryngology Book


Smell Sensation

Aka: Smell Sensation, Sense of Smell, Olfactory Sensation
  1. See Also
    1. Olfactory Dysfunction
    2. Taste Dysfunction
  2. Physiology
    1. Substances with odor (odorants) enter nose
    2. Nasal mucosa absorbs odorants
    3. Odorants stimulate olfactory receptors at the Cribiform Plate neuroepithelium
    4. Smell-related signals pass via the Olfactory Bulb to the olfactory cerebral cortex
  3. Anatomy
    1. Olfactory Nerve and Olfactory Bulb (Cranial Nerve 1)
      1. Primary transmission of Smell Sensation
    2. Trigeminal Nerve (Cranial Nerve 5) - Ophthalmic and Maxillary Divisions
      1. Influence Temperature, irritation and sharpness Sensations

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