Medical Definition of Nervi olfactorii

1. Collective term denoting the numerous olfactory filaments: slender fascicles each composed of the thin, unmyelinated axons of 8 to 12 of the bipolar olfactory receptor cells in the olfactory portion of the nasal mucosa; the olfactory filaments pass through the cribriform plate of the ethmoid bone and enter the olfactory bulb, where they terminate in synaptic contact with mitral cells, tufted cells, and granule cells. See: olfactory tract. Synonym: nervi olfactorii, fila olfactoria, first cranial nerve, nerve of smell, olfactory fila. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nervi Olfactorii

nervi clunium superiores
nervi craniales
nervi digitales dorsales
nervi digitales dorsales pedis
nervi digitales palmares communes
nervi digitales palmares proprii
nervi digitales plantares communes
nervi digitales plantares proprii
nervi erigentes
nervi intercostales
nervi intercostobrachiales
nervi lumbales
nervi nervorum
nervi olfactorii (current term)
nervi palatini minores
nervi pelvici splanchnici
nervi perineales
nervi phrenici accessorii
nervi pterygopalatini
nervi rectales inferiores
nervi sacrales
nervi sphenopalatini
nervi spinales
nervi splanchnici lumbales
nervi splanchnici sacrales
nervi subscapulares

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