Background to disease of the nose

  • A. G. D. Maran
Part of the The New Medicine book series (NEME, volume 4)


In lower mammals the sense of smell is all-important. Large areas of the nose are covered by olfactory epithelium on an extensive turbinate structure. This increases the available surface area without taking up too much room.


Maxillary Sinus Olfactory Epithelium Sphenoid Sinus Middle Turbinate Cribriform Plate 
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© MTP Press Limited 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. G. D. Maran
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  1. 1.The Royal InfirmaryEdinburghScotland

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