Biological Olfaction

Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)


For humans as well as animals or any mammal the sense of smell is a unique sense. It is one of the most ancient of all the senses. With the help of olfactory receptors the human or any mammal identifies food, warning of danger or any sensual pleasure etc. This chapter presents the basic understanding of olfaction and provides some details regarding signal transduction in human olfaction system.


Olfactory Bulb Nasal Cavity Olfactory Receptor Olfactory Epithelium Olfactory System 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Electrical EngineeringInstitute of Technology, Nirma UniversityAhmedabadIndia

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