olfactory cells

olfactory cells
olfactory receptor cells a set of specialized, fusiform nerve cells with large nuclei, embedded among the epithelial cells in the mucous membrane of the nose; they carry impulses from the olfactory receptors to the glomeruli in the olfactory bulb. Called also Schultze c's.

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