Olfactory Epithelium

The olfactory epithelium is a specialized epithelial tissue inside the nasal cavity that is involved in smell. In humans, it measures about 1 square centimeter (on each side) and lies on the roof of the nasal cavity about 7 cm above and behind the nostrils.   The olfactory epithelium is the part of the olfactory system directly responsible for detecting odors. (adapted from wikipedia)

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