olfactory cell

olfactory cell
olfactory cell n a sensory cell specialized for the reception of sensory stimuli caused by odors specif any of the spindle-shaped neurons that are buried in the nasal mucous membrane of vertebrates and that have a round nucleus and two slender processes of which the inner constitutes an olfactory nerve fiber and the short outer one is modified peripherally to form the actual sensory receptor see OLFACTORY ORGAN

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Поможем сделать НИР

Look at other dictionaries:

  • olfactory cell — noun : a sensory cell specialized for the reception of sensory stimuli caused by odors; specifically : one of the spindle shaped nerve cells buried in the nasal mucous membrane of vertebrates, each having a round nucleus and two slender processes …   Useful english dictionary

  • olfactory vesicle — 1. the vesicle in the embryo that later develops into the olfactory bulb and tract. 2. a bulbous expansion at the distal end of an olfactory cell, from which the olfactory hairs project …   Medical dictionary

  • Olfactory receptor — Olfactory receptors expressed in the cell membranes of olfactory receptor neurons are responsible for the detection of odor molecules. Activated olfactory receptors are the initial player in a signal transduction cascade which ultimately produces …   Wikipedia

  • Olfactory epithelium — Section of the olfactory mucous membrane. Plan of olfactory neurons …   Wikipedia

  • Olfactory transduction — is a series of events in which odor molecules are detected by olfactory receptors and chemical signals are transformed into electrical signal to the brain where they are perceived as smells.[1] Once ligands (odorant particles) bind to specific… …   Wikipedia

  • Olfactory mucosa — Latin pars olfactoria tunicae mucosae nasi The olfactory mucosa is located in the upper region of the nasal cavity and is made up of the olfactory epithelium and the underlying lamina propria, connective tissue containing fibroblasts, blood… …   Wikipedia

  • Olfactory tubercle — Latin tuberculum olfactorium The olfactory tubercle is a structure involved in Olfaction. It is present in humans, but much smaller than it is in some other animals. It is a frequent subject of research.[1][2] …   Wikipedia

  • Olfactory glands — Section of the olfactory mucous membrane. Latin glandulae olfactoriae Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • Olfactory foramina — Ethmoid bone from above. Base of the skull. Upper surface …   Wikipedia

  • Olfactory receptor neuron — Neuron: Olfactory receptor neuron Labels in German. Zellen = cell , riech = smell , Riechnerv = olfactory nerve, cillien = cilia …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”