Smell Perception


MSH: The ability to detect scents or odors, such as the function of OLFACTORY RECEPTOR NEURONS.,CSP: sensation or perception of scents or odors; sense of smell.,GO: The series of events required for an organism to receive an olfactory stimulus, convert it to a molecular signal, and recognize and characterize the signal. Olfaction involves the detection of chemical composition of an organism's ambient medium by chemoreceptors. This is a neurological process. [GOC:ai,],NCI: The sense of smell.,NCI: The faculty of smell.

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