OLFACTORY EPITHELIUM

a region of olfactory receptors or nerve endings within the lining of the nose. The epithelium is parted from the olfactory bulb by the cribriform plate, by way of that the receptor cells synapse with cells inside the olfactory bulb.

OLFACTORY EPITHELIUM: "The olfactory epithelium works in conjunction with the olfactory bulb to facilitate nasal functions such as sneezing."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "OLFACTORY EPITHELIUM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/olfactory-epithelium/ (accessed November 23, 2020).
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