a bulb-like tail on the olfactory nerve in the anterior area of each cerebral hemisphere. This first synapse in the olfactory system perceives arousal from the nose, particularly from the cilia in the olfactory epithelium.

OLFACTORY BULB: "The olfactory bulk is essential to the processes that facilitate sneezing."
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