Definitions for olfactory receptor neurons

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word olfactory receptor neurons

U.S. National Library of MedicineRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Olfactory Receptor Neurons

    Neurons in the OLFACTORY EPITHELIUM with proteins (RECEPTORS, ODORANT) that bind, and thus detect, odorants. These neurons send their DENDRITES to the surface of the epithelium with the odorant receptors residing in the apical non-motile cilia. Their unmyelinated AXONS synapse in the OLFACTORY BULB of the BRAIN.


Find a translation for the olfactory receptor neurons definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these olfactory receptor neurons 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?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"olfactory receptor neurons." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 27 Mar. 2015. < receptor neurons>.

Are we missing a good definition for olfactory receptor neurons? Don't keep it to yourself...

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for olfactory receptor neurons:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.