olfactory nerveolfactory nerve
either of the first pair of cranial nerves that arise in the mucous membranes within the upper part of the nose and transmit impulses concerned with the sense of smell to the forebrain
Either of the first pair of cranial nerves that conduct impulses from the mucous membranes of the nose to the olfactory bulb.
(plural olfactory nerves)
- First of twelve paired cranial nerves, which carries information from the nasal cavity to the brain.