Each of the first pair of cranial nerves, transmitting impulses to the brain from the smell receptors in the mucous membrane of the nose.
More example sentences
- These bundles of nerves constitute the 1st cranial nerve, the olfactory nerve.
- Actually what is known is that in infection models in rats, you get the virus through the olfactory nerves, from the nose to the brain.
- I had known of a link with the smelling cells, the olfactory nerve cells, or neurons, in the nose, but not the eyes.
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