Odorant threshold following methyl bromide-induced lesions of the olfactory epithelium.

@article{Youngentob1997OdorantTF,
  title={Odorant threshold following methyl bromide-induced lesions of the olfactory epithelium.},
  author={Steven L. Youngentob and James E Schwob and Paul R Sheehe and Lisa M Youngentob},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={1997},
  volume={62 6},
  pages={1241-52}
}
The present study assessed the functional consequences of peripheral olfactory destruction on the minimum detectable levels of stimulation for the odorants 2-propanol, D-limonene, and ethyl acetoacetate. Using standard operant techniques, eight Long-Evans rats were trained to criterion on an air versus odor differential response task. Odorant threshold was then determined on 10 consecutive testing sessions, using a computer-automated olfactometer and psychophysical tracking procedure. Following… CONTINUE READING