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Chemosences
one of two sense modalities (gestation and olfaction) that detect the presence of particular molecules in the environment
Gestation
the sense of taste
Papillae
- a small bump on the tongue that contains a group of taste buds
Taste bud
a small organ found in the papillae that contains a group of gustatory receptor cells
Olfaction
the sense of smell
Pheromones
Chemical signals, usually detected by smell or taste, that regulate reproductive and social behaviors between animals.
Olfactory mucosa
The mucous membrane lining the top of the nasal sinuses; contain the cilia of the olfactory receptor cells
Olfactory bulbs
Starlike structures located at the base of the brain, and containing neural circuits that perform the first analysis of olfactory information