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Unformatted text preview: olfactory nerves) to the olfactory bulbs, where they synapse with sensory neurons of the olfactory tract. Other cells of the olfactory epithelium include columnar supporting cells and basal cells. The basal cells continually divide to produce new olfactory receptor cells that, because of their short life, need regular replacement. The replacement of olfactory receptor cells is unusual because most other nerve cells cannot be replaced. The mucus that lines the olfactory epithelium is produced by olfactory glands that occupy the connective tissue above the olfactory epithelium....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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