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olfactory

(Science: physiology) Of, pertaining to, or connected with, the sense of smell; as, the olfactory nerves; the olfactory cells.

(Science: anatomy) Olfactory organ, an organ for smelling. In vertebrates the olfactory organs are more or less complicated sacs, situated in the front part of the head and lined with epithelium innervated by the olfactory (or first cranial) nerves, and sensitive to odouriferous particles conveyed to it in the air or in water.

Origin: L. Olfactus, p.p. Of olfacere to smell; olere to have a smell _ facere = to make. See Odour, and Fact.


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Amoeba Culturing

I worked for years in one of the few labs that dealth with this. It's a very common ameba, but extremely rare pathogen - even with access to the olfactory epithelium. Humans are not a good ecosystem for them - we used to culture pathogens in mice, which are very susceptible.

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by Darby
Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:52 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Amoeba Culturing
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The human head and the concentration of sensory devices

... I am looking for is to understand if there are any clear theories/explanations or evolutionary evidence on how come the: Eyes: visual sense Nose: olfactory Ears: hearing Vocal tract: food + speech somehow all happened to evolve in a very small locality in the human body. Is this the case with ...

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by sameram
Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:22 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The human head and the concentration of sensory devices
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sensory neuron q

Sensory neuron have a resting potential based on the inflow of K+ ions, what passive channels can be found on olfactory receptor, and membrane of pacinian corpuscles? correct me if I'm wrong, but is it K+ channels?

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by jdmking18
Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:15 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: sensory neuron q
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... that of the “countless ways” to make two systems communicate and do it more safely one way would be to take a lesson from the snake ie locate the olfactory system in the mouth and make the tongue more sensitive. You are aware are you not that the snake requires two senses of smell. One which involves ...

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by scottie
Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:06 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... to those 5 tastes. So what’s going on? The other flavours (as distinct from the term taste) is detected by flavour molecules stimulating our olfactory glands in the nose. (part of the respiratory system) Try the following experiment to see this in action: Take a piece of any strong flavoured ...

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by scottie
Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:27 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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