- The parts of the body involved in sensing smell, including the nose and many parts of the brain. Smell may affect emotion, behavior, memory, and thought.
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Olfactory system — The olfactory system is the sensory system used for olfaction, or the sense of smell. Most mammals and reptiles have two distinct parts to their olfactory system: a main olfactory system and an accessory olfactory system. The main olfactory… … Wikipedia
Accessory olfactory system — The Accessory olfactory system (AOS) is one of the two olfactory systems commonly found in vertebrates. Like the main olfactory system, the accessory olfactory system is a chemosensory system, which transduces chemicals into neural activity.… … Wikipedia
Olfactory memory — refers to the recollection of odours. Studies have found various characteristics of common memories of odour memory including persistence and high resistance to interference. Explicit memory is typically the form focused on in the studies of… … Wikipedia
Olfactory receptor — Olfactory receptors expressed in the cell membranes of olfactory receptor neurons are responsible for the detection of odor molecules. Activated olfactory receptors are the initial player in a signal transduction cascade which ultimately produces … Wikipedia
Olfactory epithelium — Section of the olfactory mucous membrane. Plan of olfactory neurons … Wikipedia
Olfactory mucosa — Latin pars olfactoria tunicae mucosae nasi The olfactory mucosa is located in the upper region of the nasal cavity and is made up of the olfactory epithelium and the underlying lamina propria, connective tissue containing fibroblasts, blood… … Wikipedia
Olfactory transduction — is a series of events in which odor molecules are detected by olfactory receptors and chemical signals are transformed into electrical signal to the brain where they are perceived as smells. Once ligands (odorant particles) bind to specific… … Wikipedia
Olfactory tubercle — Latin tuberculum olfactorium The olfactory tubercle is a structure involved in Olfaction. It is present in humans, but much smaller than it is in some other animals. It is a frequent subject of research. … Wikipedia
Olfactory glands — Section of the olfactory mucous membrane. Latin glandulae olfactoriae Gray s … Wikipedia
Olfactory bulb — Brain: Olfactory bulb Vesalius Fabrica, 1543. Olfactory Bulbs and Olfactory tracts outlined in red … Wikipedia