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.
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olfactory nerve

n
(Anatomy) either one of the first pair of cranial nerves, supplying the mucous membrane of the nose
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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.
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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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.
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.
"A progressive decrease in a sense of smell has been linked to neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's, as well as the low likelihood of a tumor around the olfactory nerve or orbitofrontal region of the brain," she explains.
HE staining showed that the OB was a hierarchical structure, the layers from the outside to the inside were the olfactory nerve layer, glomerular layer (GL), external plexiform layer (EPL), mitral cell layer (MCL), internal plexiform layer, and granular cell layer (GC1).
The olfactory nerve is the only cranial nerve directly exposed to the environment.
In that case, the claimant underwent surgery to remove a polyp in the claimant's nose which resulted in damage to the claimant's olfactory nerve. The claimant sued the surgeon and the hospital and sought AED 4 Million in damages.
Humans can smell through the olfactory nerve. Problems with the olfactory nerve are usually a sign of Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease and most likely get worse as the disease advances.
Together with their accompanying envelope of olfactory nerve fibroblasts (ONFs), they enfold the bundles of olfactory nerve fibers in their path from the nasal mucosa to make synaptic connections in the olfactory bulb [16-19].
We are estimated to have some five million olfactory nerve cells we use for detecting odors, and can generally smell something like a good perfume from about 30 meters or so.
On MRI Examination we found non visualisation of both the olfactory bulb and olfactory nerve. There is associated pituitary hypoplasia with height of the anterior lobe measures 3.7 mm.