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Chemosensory elements of nasal cavity

RhinologyIt is common knowledge that nasal cavity is capable of olfaction. The primary sense of olfaction is really primitive phylogenetically

and is perceived by the first cranial nerve i.e. olfactory nerve.

Introduction:

It is common knowledge that nasal cavity is capable of olfaction. The primary sense of olfaction is really primitive phylogenetically and is perceived by

the first cranial nerve i.e. olfactory nerve. In humans this sensation plays a vital role in:

1. Determining the flavours of food and beverages

2. In maintaining the nutrition of the individual

3. Plays a vital role in safety of the individual