Definitions for olfactory nerve
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word olfactory nerve
olfactory nerve, nervii olfactorii, first cranial nerve(noun)
a collective term for numerous olfactory filaments in the nasal mucosa
The olfactory nerve, or cranial nerve I, is the first of twelve pairs of cranial nerves. It is instrumental in the sense of smell. Derived from the embryonic nasal placode, the olfactory nerve is capable of regeneration. The olfactory nerve is sensory in nature and originates on the olfactory mucosa in the anterosuperior nasal cavity. From the olfactory mucosa, the nerve travels down the olfactory tract until it reaches the olfactory bulb, where the fascicles of the olfactory nerve pass through foramina on the cribriform plate, which resides on the roof of the nasal cavity. These fascicles are not visible on a cadaver brain because they are severed upon removal.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The 1st cranial nerve. The olfactory nerve conveys the sense of smell. It is formed by the axons of OLFACTORY RECEPTOR NEURONS which project from the olfactory epithelium (in the nasal epithelium) to the OLFACTORY BULB.
Translations for olfactory nerve
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for olfactory nerve »
Find a translation for the olfactory nerve definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these olfactory nerve definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"olfactory nerve." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 2 Aug. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/olfactory nerve>.