olfactory neuroepithelium


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olfactory neuroepithelium

the olfactory neuroepithelium is composed of receptor and supporting cells and olfactory glands of Bowman, located in the superior part of the nasal cavities. The receptor cells are neurons with dendritic extensions into the overlying mucus and axons that transverse the cribriform plate as the olfactory fila and synapse with second-order neurons in the glomeruli of the olfactory bulb.
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Olfactory neuroblastomas arise from olfactory neuroepithelium, which extends from the roof of the nose to the area of the superior turbinates and a portion of the nasal septum.
Esthesioneuroblastoma is an uncommon upper nasal cavity malignant tumor that arises from the olfactory neuroepithelium.
Sensory disorders are the result of a direct injury or damage to the olfactory neuroepithelium.