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What cells detect odors

The bipolar cell bodies of the primary afferent neurons (SSA) are found in the surface epithelium.

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How can cells that detect odors be damaged following head trauma?

Head trauma can sever olfactory nerve fibers passing through the cribiform plate - the olfactory nerve passes through this area.

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Fibers of which neurons make up the olfactory nerve?

Bipolar primary afferent neuron

3

What neuron makes up the olfactory tract?

Mitral cells

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What structures make up the primary olfactory cortex?

Amygdala, hippocampal complex, entorhinal cortex.

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What is the primary olfactory cortex?

Piriform lobe