Chemosensory Development in the Fetus and Newborn

@article{Browne2008ChemosensoryDI,
  title={Chemosensory Development in the Fetus and Newborn},
  author={Joy V. Browne},
  journal={Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews},
  year={2008},
  volume={8},
  pages={180-186}
}
  • J. Browne
  • Published 1 December 2008
  • Medicine
  • Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews
The chemosensory system is one of the earliest emerging systems in fetal development. Smell is detected through the epithelium of the nasopharynx and taste through the tongue. Anatomical structures and innervation are already present in the first and early second trimesters. Early fetal experience with the mother's specific diet through the amniotic fluid provide for a continuous sensory environment from fetal to newborn life. Both term and preterm infants detect and discriminate odor and taste… 

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