olfactory sensation


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Related to olfactory sensation: olfactory perception, gustatory sensation
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Noun1.olfactory sensation - the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous formolfactory sensation - the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form; "she loved the smell of roses"
aesthesis, esthesis, sensation, sense datum, sense experience, sense impression - an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation; "a sensation of touch"
scent - an odor left in passing by which a person or animal can be traced
fragrance, perfume, scent, aroma - a distinctive odor that is pleasant
fetor, foetor, malodor, malodour, reek, stench, stink, mephitis - a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
acridity - having an acrid smell
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The scientists used electrical impulses in the brain to emulate processes that trigger the encoding of an olfactory sensation as a memory.
Most times, this will be due to ear infections but Horace's big flappy lugs were fine, as were his teeth - halitosis being another common cause of obnoxious olfactory sensation.
The notions involved are highly subjective, since the olfactory sensation is individualized, although answer types are generally analogous in a homogeneous population (CARMO JUNIOR et al.
Walking into the blending room is an olfactory sensation unlike any other.
The loss of olfactory sensation occurs because air intake through the nasal passages is no longer possible postoperatively; instead, air circulates exclusively through the tracheostoma.
It can display breathing motion, which expresses more emotional motion in addition to breathing air for olfactory sensation.
The olfactory sensation brought back memories of my adolescent days in Oregon, plinking cans in the woods with younger brothers.
But for me the olfactory sensation was quite different, and I stood there in the broad light, thinking of Drambuie.