This is important with enlarged inferior turbinates as the opening of the vomeronasal organ
is on the part of the nasal septum which is medial to the anterior end of the corresponding inferior turbinate.
Vomeronasal nerve transection has been shown to reduce the probability of eliciting a strike (Alving & Kardong, 1996), and suturing closed the oral ducts leading to the vomeronasal organs
produced complete cessation of strikes (Graves & Duvall, 1985), making assessment of the effects of vomeronasal deprivation on poststrike behaviors difficult.
Human vomeronasal organ
function: a critical review of best and worst cases.
The vomeronasal organ
and chemical sensitivity: a hypothesis.
Vomeropherins, applied locally to the vomeronasal organ
via a nasal delivery system, trigger impulses to the hypothalamus, a regulatory control center of the brain responsible for modulating functions such as emotion, blood pressure, mood, pain, appetite, sexual motivation, alertness and the neuroendocrine system.
From genes to social communication: molecular sensing by the vomeronasal organ
The vomeronasal organ
(VNO) is a chemoreceptory organ which detects environmental pheromones and is essential for mammalian normal reproductive activity (Keverne, 2004).
As the oral ducts leading to the vomeronasal organs
lay within the direct pathway of the retracted tongue, it is generally assumed that the tongue serves as the normal means by which chemical cues are delivered to the VNS in snakes (Kahmann, 1932, 1934; reviewed in Young, 1993).
Discrete subpopulations of neurons in the vomeronasal organ
respond to discrete pheromonal signals (73), many of which are steroid metabolites (74,75).
The function and location of the vomeronasal organ
in humans remains poorly understood.
Scientific and consumer studies have shown that these human pheromones, included as a component in fragrance products, positively impact on the moods, attitudes and emotions of wearers by stimulating the Vomeronasal Organ
Nepetalactone is absorbed by receptors on a cat's vomeronasal organ
Those chemicals are picked up by sensory neurons found in the mouse vomeronasal organ
Pheromones are chemical cues given off by animals that trigger others' behavior by binding to sensory receptors in the vomeronasal organ
Human pheromones are the only substances proven to stimulate the Human Vomeronasal Organ