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Olfactory epithelium

Name: Olfactory epithelium
Synonym(s): olfactory membrane, Sensory olfactory epithelium, olfactory sensory epithelium
Is part of: Somatic peripheral nervous system
Super-category: Regional part of nose
*Id: birnlex_2703
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  • Externally Sourced Definition: The term olfactory epithelium refers to the portion of the membrane lining the upper posterior part of the nasal cavity that contains the sensory cells of the olfactory system. These cells connect to the olfactory bulb by means of the olfactory fila (Carpenter-83).


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Created28 August 2007  +
CurationStatuspending final vetting  +
DefinitionSourceNeuroNames  +
ExternallySourcedDefinitionThe term olfactory epithelium refers to th The term olfactory epithelium refers to the portion of the membrane lining the upper posterior part of the nasal cavity that contains the sensory cells of the olfactory system. These cells connect to the olfactory bulb by means of the olfactory fila (Carpenter-83). eans of the olfactory fila (Carpenter-83).
Idbirnlex_2703  +
Is part ofSomatic peripheral nervous system  +
LabelOlfactory epithelium  +
ModifiedDate16 March 2010  +
NeuronamesID1093451762  +
NeuronamesLinkhttp://braininfo.rprc.washington.edu/Scripts/hiercentraldirectory.aspx?ID=1093451762  +
SuperCategoryRegional part of nose  +
Synonymolfactory membrane  +, Sensory olfactory epithelium  +, and olfactory sensory epithelium  +
UmlscuiC0599332  +