Olfactory mucosa

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The olfactory mucosa is an organ made up of the olfactory epithelium and the mucosa, or mucus secreting glands, behind the epithelium. The mucus protects the olfactory epithelium and allows odors to dissolve so that they can be detected by olfactory receptor neurons. The olfactory mucosa is located on the roof of the nasal cavity above and behind the nostrils.

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Olfactory bulb - Olfactory nerve - Olfactory epithelium - Glomeruli - Olfactory mucosa - Olfactory receptor neurons - Mitral cells - Piriform cortex

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