TB10 P&C Lecture 2; Olfaction and taste

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1. What do turbinates do?

  • Part of the olfactory sensory neuron, each OSN has a single type of odor receptor.
  • Covered in mucus and is fragile
  • Force air flow against epithelium
  • Oderant molecules 'stick to' this when air comes into contact with it
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2. How many distinct chemoreceptors are/basic tastes?

  • 5
  • 3 but they do not correspond to the basic tastes
  • 4
  • 10

3. What is a signal of distress found in tears?

  • Chemosignal
  • Chemoreceptor
  • Sweat
  • Chemosweat

4. What is blindsmell?

  • Unconciously detecting smells
  • Blind peoples perception of unconcious smell
  • Conciously detecting smells
  • Blind peoples perception of concious smell

5. Does the VNO function in adult humans?

  • No, anatomical structure is degenerate and pseudogenes dominate
  • Yes, correct anatomical structure and genes correspond to activation


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