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Anatomy of Nasal Structures from a Comparative Viewpoint

  • Thomas S. Parsons
Part of the Handbook of Sensory Physiology book series (SENSORY, volume 4 / 1)


This review is concerned almost entirely with the gross anatomy of the nasal cavities. Such a limitation, while necessary because of the space available, is unfortunate, since many conclusions reached by different workers depend largely on the microscopic anatomy and embryology of the nose and its relationship with other structures, especially the skeleton and nervous system. Most of the references cited contain information on other aspects and give further references; the review by Matthes (1934) is especially important.


Nasal Cavity Olfactory Epithelium Olfactory Organ Accessory Olfactory Bulb Left Nasal Cavity 
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