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Unformatted text preview: * Receives olfactory stimulation * above the superior nasal conchae is the olfactory epithelium (olfactory bulb), which receives olfactory stimuli. * Provides a resonating chamber for speech sounds * ethmoid, maxillary, sphenoid, and frontal sinuses * Connects the eyes with the nose via the nasolacrimal duct. Sinusitis * Sinusitis starts as a result of blockage of the drainage pathway of the sinuses. This blockage can occur as a result of * an anatomical obstruction, Respiratory System * swelling due to a cold or allergy, * or chronic recurrent sinus infections. * When this occurs, mucus that normally is expelled from the sinus builds up in the sinus. * cause pressure or pain * mucus is an excellent culture medium for bacteria * If the mucus is not cleared immediately, a bacterial infection exists until the blockage is cleared and the sinuses drain normally again. Normal Sinus Drainage Block Sinus Drainage Resulting in Sinusitis...
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course BSC BSC1085 taught by Professor Sharonsimpson during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10