The Special Senses

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The Special Senses Olfactory receptors: - olfactory epithelium: small, yellowish patch of pseudostratified epithelium in the roof of the nasal cavity o millions of bowling pin-shaped olfactory receptor cells o columnar supporting cells ; contain yellow-brown pigment lipofuscin o basal cells olfactory receptor cells are bipolar neurons that have olfactory cilia covered by a o prepare for new stimuli olfactory receptor cells are replaced about every 90 days (atypical of neurons that are generally amitotic) each receptor cell appears to contain one type of perhaps more than 1000 types of odorant binding proteins on their membrane to detect a specific form of odor olfactory epithelium also contains nociceptors
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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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