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olfactory

1. of or relating to the sense of smell
2. an organ or nerve concerned with the sense of smell
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This finding, remarkable in its own right, was rendered even more so by a subsequent discovery: when she replaced the missing Or83b gene with the GPRor7 gene obtained from mosquitoes, the fruit flies' olfactory system was restored to a normal state.
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Some of these people were born with a genetic condition that interferes with the development of their olfactory system. They have never been able to smell--good things or bad.
The olfactory system will serve as a model of successful regeneration in an adult mammal and will be used to help identify why and how olfactory axons are so successful at growing in the central and peripheral neural systems.
McGann, who has been studying the olfactory system, or sense of smell, for the past 14 years, spent part of the last year reviewing existing research, examining data and delving into the historical writings that helped create the long-held misconception that human sense of smell was inferior because of the size of the olfactory bulb.
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According to researchers at INSERM, the CB1 receptor in particular nerve cells within the olfactory system plays a central role in stimulating feeding.
The two main types of sensory neurons in the olfactory system are ciliated neurons, which detect volatile scents, and microvillous neurons, which usually sense pheromones.