Anatomy

Smell Sensation

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Smell Sensation, Sense of Smell, Olfactory Sensation

  • 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
  • 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