Medical Definition of Olfactory fila

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 Olfactory Fila

olfactophobia
olfactor
olfactoric
olfactories
olfactors
olfactory
olfactory angle
olfactory area
olfactory brain
olfactory bulb
olfactory bundle
olfactory cells
olfactory cortex
olfactory epithelium
olfactory esthesioneuroblastoma
olfactory fila (current term)
olfactory foramen
olfactory glands
olfactory glomerulus
olfactory groove
olfactory hallucination
olfactory hyperesthesia
olfactory hypesthesia
olfactory membrane
olfactory modality
olfactory mucosa
olfactory nerve
olfactory nerves
olfactory neuroblastoma
olfactory neurons

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