olfactory epithelium


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ol·fac·to·ry ep·i·the·li·um

an epithelium of the pseudostratified type that contains olfactory, receptor, nerve cells the axons of which extend to the olfactory bulb of the brain.
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ol·fac·to·ry ep·i·the·li·um

(ōl-fak'tŏr-ē ep'i-thē'lē-ŭm)
An epithelium of the pseudostratified type that contains olfactory and receptor nerve cells with axons that extend to the olfactory bulb of the brain.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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An anteriorly localized deviated septum obstructs the nose and nasal airflow, which prevents the passage of odor molecules to the olfactory epithelium. This may attenuate neuronal transmission within central olfactory areas and could explain the low BSIT values observed in patients with type 2 SD at 3 months.
Hegg, "NPY mediates ATP-induced neuroproliferation in adult mouse olfactory epithelium," Neurobiology of Disease, vol.
The investigators showed aggregation of Ag in the turbinated areas of the nasal cavity lined with olfactory epithelium, which is one of the main direct portals of entry to the OB (Center et al.
First, because this study was questionnaire-based, we cannot rule out that the greater prevalence of olfactory disorders among female workers, which may reflect the greater attention to the health status, typically associated with female sex, rather than increased vulnerability of olfactory epithelium [29].
Bakker, "Destruction of the main olfactory epithelium reduces female sexual behavior and olfactory investigation in female mice," Chemical Senses, vol.
Keywords: Olfactory epithelium, cavefishes, Sinocyclocheilus jii, Sinocyclocheilus furcodorsalis, rod cells, chloride cells.
AQP4, the main target antigen in NMO, is expressed both in the nasal olfactory mucosa including the basal cells, the supporting cells, and the Bowman glands that are part of the olfactory epithelium as a microenvironment necessary for olfaction [12] and in the astrocytic endfeet sealing the microvasculature, and the pial surface of the olfactory bulb; accordingly, we found a strong staining of the olfactory bulb by AQP4-IgG-positive NMO sera (see Figures 1 and 2).
Recent studies also implicate the olfactory epithelium in smell-triggered behaviors.
These nerve cells are located on a postage-stamp-size membrane, called the olfactory epithelium, that lines the nasal cavity.
Nasal mucosa are responsible for clearing the olfactory epithelium of residual odorant, and "cleansing the palate" for subsequent olfactory experience.
If you are a ten-year-old would-be superhero you are not going to let a phrase like 'augment your olfactory epithelium' put you or your sidekick (sic) off smell training.
BNX leads to degeneration of olfactory receptor neurons in the olfactory epithelium. Globose basal cells differentiate into mature olfactory receptor neurons sending axons to the olfactory bulb.