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Olfactory Mucosa MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Olfactory Mucosa
Tree Number(s)
A04.531.520.573
A04.760.600.640
A09.531.623
A10.615.550.760.600.640
Unique ID
D009831
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009831
Scope Note
That portion of the nasal mucosa containing the sensory nerve endings for SMELL, located at the dome of each NASAL CAVITY. The yellow-brownish olfactory epithelium consists of OLFACTORY RECEPTOR NEURONS; brush cells; STEM CELLS; and the associated olfactory glands.
Entry Term(s)
Olfactory Epithelium
Olfactory Membrane
NLM Classification #
WV 302
Previous Indexing
Nasal Mucosa (1966-1971)
See Also
Vomeronasal Organ
Public MeSH Note
72
History Note
72
Date Established
1972/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2014/06/13
Olfactory Mucosa Preferred
Olfactory Epithelium Narrower
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