Although the term olfactory discrimination also includes the discrimination of different intensities of the same odor, it most generally refers to qualitative discriminations among different odors. There is a vast number of odor-producing chemicals. There is also a vast number of natural and artificial substances incorporating different sets of these chemicals, giving an even greater number of odorant mixtures. Furthermore, industries and laboratories continue to produce new chemicals and new substances, many of which are likely to give their own peculiar, heretofore unknown, olfactory experience.
KeywordsReceptor Cell Receptor Site Olfactory Nerve Olfactory Mucosa Isovaleric Acid
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