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Descriptions of Nose

Nose: the organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract; the prominent part of the face of man or other mammals; "he has a cold in the nose"
Source: WordNet 2.1

Nose : specialized structure that serves as an organ of the sense of smell as well as part of the respiratory system; the term includes the external structure, through the nasal cavity, sinuses and up to the nasopharynx.
Source: CRISP

Nose : A specialized structure that serves as an organ of the sense of smell as well as part of the respiratory system; the term includes both the external nose and the nasal cavity.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Summary Information: Nose

Nose: The nose is a tent-like structure located on the middle of the face and composed of nasal bones and nasal cartilage. The nose includes the structures of the nasal cavity, nasal septum, nostrils, turbinates, mucus membranes, olfactory receptor neurons, nasal meati, and nasal cilia. The nose has a variety of functions, including taking in inspired air, trapping potentially harmful foreign particles, pollutants, and pathogens before they can reach the lungs. These harmful substances are then moved to the oropharynx, where they are swallowed into the stomach and destroyed by the acidic gastric juices. The nose also plays a large role in the sense of smell and warms and moisturizes air before it flows into the remainder of the respiratory tract.

Conditions that can afflict the nose include nosebleed, nasal congestion, nasal polyps, nasal fractures, upper respiratory infections, respiratory allergies, smoking, and trauma.

Closely Related Organs: Nose

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Nose

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Sub Parts: Nose

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Nose

These symptoms are related to afflictions of the organ: Nose:

Condition count: 19 ; see list below.

Organ types: Head (74), Face (182)

Main condition: Nose conditions

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