Glossary

Olfactive

Glossary

Olfactive

Olfaction​1​, or the sense of smell, is the process of creating the perception of smell. It occurs when an odor binds to a receptor within the nose, transmitting a signal through the olfactory system. Olfaction has many purposes, including detecting hazards, pheromones, and plays a role in taste. [see: Wikipedia]

  1. 1.
    Pinto JM. Olfaction. Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society. Published online March 1, 2011:46-52. doi:10.1513/pats.201005-035rn
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