Cyrano Therapeutics

Understanding the Olfactory System - Loss of Smell

Anatomic Level1

Odor molecules enter the nasal passage and sweep past the olfactory epithelium, where olfactory neurons reside. The odor signal is transmitted through the olfactory nerves into the olfactory bulb and is sent to the brain regions that process smell, including the amygdala, the hippocampus, and the orbitofrontal cortex.