olfactory receptor cell


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olfactory receptor cell

A cell of the olfactory mucosa that has receptors for the sense of smell. Olfactory cells are continuously replaced from stem cells throughout adult life.
Synonym: olfactory cell
See also: cell
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The olfactory receptor cells are bipolar neuron with cylindrical dendrites which terminate at the free surface of the epithelium.
Although scientists have yet to pin down any biological basis for cigarette smokers' impaired performance on the smell test, Doty says he suspects that certain chemicals in tobacco smoke, such as acrolein, acetaldehyde, ammonia and formaldehyde, damage the olfactory receptor cells in the nose.
Responses of olfactory receptor cells of spiny lobsters to binary mixtures.