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Encyclopedia > Olfactory tract
Brain: Olfactory tract
Scheme of rhinencephalon. (Olfactory tract visible at left.)
Latin tractus olfactorius
Gray's subject #189 826
NeuroNames hier-265
Dorlands/Elsevier t_15/12817042

The olfactory tract is a narrow white band, triangular on coronal section, the apex being directed upward. Image File history File links Gray732. ... In animal anatomy, the rhinencephalon is a part of the brain involved with olfaction. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... NeuroNames is a system of nomenclature for the brain and related structures. ... Elseviers logo. ... (Linguistics) Coronals refer to Coronal consonants. ...

It lies in the olfactory sulcus on the inferior surface of the frontal lobe, and divides posteriorly into two striæ, a medial and a lateral. The frontal lobe is an area in the brain of vertebrates. ...

  • The lateral stria is directed across the lateral part of the anterior perforated substance and then bends abruptly medialward toward the uncus of the hippocampal gyrus.
  • The medial stria turns medialward behind the parolfactory area and ends in the subcallosal gyrus; in some cases a small intermediate stria is seen running backward to the anterior perforated substance.

The temporal lobes are part of the cerebrum. ...

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  Results from FactBites:
Yale- Cranial Nerve 1, pg. 4 (167 words)
The olfactory bulb, which contains the cell bodies of the secondary sensory neurons, is an enlargement of the rostral end of the olfactory tract.
Tufted cells - project to the anterior olfactory nucleus and to the lateral, intermediate and medial olfactory areas of the rhinencephalon.
Postsynaptic fibers from the anterior olfactory nucleus project along with the mitral and tufted cell axons to the rhinencephalon or via the anterior commisure to the contralateral anterior olfactory nucleus.
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