olfactory nerve

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olfactory nerve

n.
Either of the first pair of cranial nerves that conduct impulses from the mucous membranes of the nose to the olfactory bulb.

olfactory nerve

n
(Anatomy) either one of the first pair of cranial nerves, supplying the mucous membrane of the nose

olfac′tory nerve`



n.
either one of the first pair of cranial nerves, consisting of sensory fibers that conduct to the brain the impulses from the mucous membranes of the nose.
[1660–70]

olfactory nerve

The nerve that carries sensory information on smell from the nose to the brain. The olfactory nerve is a cranial nerve.
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Noun1.olfactory nerve - a collective term for numerous olfactory filaments in the nasal mucosaolfactory nerve - a collective term for numerous olfactory filaments in the nasal mucosa
cranial nerve - any of the 12 paired nerves that originate in the brain stem
sensory system - the body's system of sense organs
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olfactory nerve

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olfactory nerve

n. nervio olfatorio, controla el sentido del olfato
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There are those who believe that the lower orders are specially endowed by nature with better olfactory nerves than man, but it is merely a matter of development.
A thick smoke rose, diffusing a potent odor savoring marvelously of brimstone and asafetida, which, however grateful it might be to the olfactory nerves of spirits, nearly strangled poor Wolfert, and produced a fit of coughing and wheezing that made the whole grove resound.
The evidence in favour of and against the acut smelling powers of carrion-vultures is singularly balanced Professor Owen has demonstrated that the olfactory nerve of the turkey-buzzard (Cathartes aura) are highly developed, and on the evening when Mr.
Perhaps we can blame this on impaired olfactory nerves but perhaps they should reflect on why people avoid coming too close to them.
The cool thing about olfactory nerves is that they are totally unique.
Scientists believe that plaques which clog up brain cells in Alzheimer's patients may damage the olfactory nerves where they originate in the brain, giving a hint of what's to come.
Everyone thinks that it's the caffeine that keeps you alert, but coffee actually contains lots of antioxidants and active chemicals that stimulates our olfactory nerves - which in turn send signals to our brains to keep our minds fully awake.
At first, I thought my olfactory nerves were just on overdrive and was finding fault in him.
There are urine detectors in elevators which issue an alarm when they sense urine presence - the elevator stops and the police collars and punishes the "predator offender" of olfactory nerves.
The olfactory nerves that start in the nasal tissue run down to this structure, which in mice is located at the frontal base of the brain.
In the next step of removal of brain with meninges by lifting the basal aspect of the frontal lobe, rootlets of olfactory nerves are cut.
Our sense of smell is very powerful and certain scents stimulate olfactory nerves, which can help pep you rather quickly.