The Human Sense of Smell

The Human Sense of Smell

by David G. Laing, Richard L. Doty, Winrich Breipohl
     
 

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Often being vastly underrated the human sense of smell plays an essential role in our life, e.g. in food acceptance,
fragrance appreciation, and as a warning device for spoiled food, toxic gases and the presence of fire.
The book provides a multidisciplinary up-to-date review of the structure and function of the sense of smell and of how it is influenced by the

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Often being vastly underrated the human sense of smell plays an essential role in our life, e.g. in food acceptance,
fragrance appreciation, and as a warning device for spoiled food, toxic gases and the presence of fire.
The book provides a multidisciplinary up-to-date review of the structure and function of the sense of smell and of how it is influenced by the environment and diseases. It is divided into the following 5 sections:
- Anatomy, Physiology and Chemistry
- Measurement of OlfactoryResponses
- Development and Senescense
- Basic Characteristics of Human Olfaction
- Clinical and Health Aspects of Olfaction.

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A multidisciplinary survey of recent research into the human sense of smell, focusing on its structure and function, and how it is influenced by the environment and by diseases. The sections cover anatomy, physiology, and chemistry; the measurement of olfactory responses; development and senescence; basic characteristic; and clinical and health aspects. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783642762253
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
07/31/2012
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1991
Pages:
395
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

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