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(Science: physiology) The sense by which the impressions made on the olfactory organs by the odourous particles in the atmosphere are perceived.

See: olfactory.

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The Fiber Disease

... and immune systems, and are vectored by hymenopteran parasites used in biological control."........... ..."3.4 Neurobiology and olfaction: Pheromones are chemicals emitted by living organisms to send messages to individuals of the same species. The class most widely explored ...

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by Skytroll
Sat May 06, 2006 4:34 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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I have a cold

... oral taste buds of vertebrates, many authorities prefer the term contact chemoreception, which has a broader connotation. SMELL also called Olfaction, the detection and identification by sensory organs of airborne chemicals. These two short articles make the difference quite clear taste ...

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by kiekyon
Mon Apr 24, 2006 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I have a cold
Replies: 3
Views: 2319

Sweet taste and smell

... basic tastes: bitter, salty, sour, and sweet; a fifth taste, umami, is gaining increasing acceptance. This contrasts markedly with the sense of olfaction or smell, where very large numbers of chemicals, aromatic compounds especially, can be differentiated. There is scientific dispute as to whether ...

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by kiekyon
Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:16 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Sweet taste and smell
Replies: 7
Views: 6806

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