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Olfaction

Synonym(s)

  • olfactory perception
  • smell perception

Definition(s)

The sensation or perception of scents or odors.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Smell; the faculty of smell, the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form.

Definition from: NCI Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: December 16, 2014