sense of smell


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Related to sense of smell: sense of taste, sense of touch, Sense of sight, Olfactory sense
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the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents

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It has been ascertained beyond the possibility of doubt, that she cannot see a ray of light, cannot hear the least sound, and never exercises her sense of smell, if she have any.
But as Don Quixote's sense of smell was as acute as his hearing, and as Sancho was so closely linked with him that the fumes rose almost in a straight line, it could not be but that some should reach his nose, and as soon as they did he came to its relief by compressing it between his fingers, saying in a rather snuffing tone, "Sancho, it strikes me thou art in great fear.
The tiger, whose nature teaches him to delight in shedding blood, needs but the sense of smell to show him when his prey is within his reach, and by following this instinct he is enabled to measure the leap necessary to permit him to spring on his victim; but man, on the contrary, loathes the idea of blood -- it is not alone that the laws of social life inspire him with a shrinking dread of taking life; his natural construction and physiological formation" --
To the sense of smell the house was like a sort of bottle filled with a strong distillation of Mews; and when the footman opened the door, he seemed to take the stopper out.
The conversation and Bradley's assurance that the creature was not of supernatural origin helped to raise a trifle the spirits of the men; and then came another diversion in the form of ravenous meat-eaters attracted to the spot by the uncanny sense of smell which had apprised them of the presence of flesh, killed and ready for the eating.
Sometimes no matter how careful we are of wind direction or what we try with scent control, deer still use their sense of smell to figure out something is just not right.
April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An international team of scientists led by University at Albany Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Eric Block, have demonstrated that the vibrational theory of olfaction, one of the two major theories explaining how the sense of smell functions, is not plausible.
It also found that those people who have a poor sense of smell would possibly not live by five more years.
ELEPHANTS have been revealed to have the most sophisticated sense of smell in a league table of mammals compiled by scientists.
PPMI is investigating the connection between Parkinson's and reduced sense of smell, a common but little-noticed symptom of PD.
Washington, March 21 ( ANI ): A new study has calculated that human sense of smell can distinguish more than 1 trillion odor mixtures.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Findings of a new research revealed that humans can use the sense of smell to detect dietary fat in food.
Imagine a world where you have no sense of smell, or anosmia, a condition that is often overlooked
A NEW "sniff" test that will help sufferers of a little-known condition which leaves them without a sense of smell is to be introduced at a Birmingham hospital.
But why is our sense of smell such a vital part of our lives - and how has it influenced science, art, culture and history?