The nose revisited: a brief review of the comparative structure, function, and toxicologic pathology of the nasal epithelium.

@article{Harkema2006TheNR,
  title={The nose revisited: a brief review of the comparative structure, function, and toxicologic pathology of the nasal epithelium.},
  author={Jack R. Harkema and Stephan A. Carey and James G. Wagner},
  journal={Toxicologic pathology},
  year={2006},
  volume={34 3},
  pages={252-69}
}
The nose is a very complex organ with multiple functions that include not only olfaction, but also the conditioning (e.g., humidifying, warming, and filtering) of inhaled air. The nose is also a "scrubbing tower" that removes inhaled chemicals that may be harmful to the more sensitive tissues in the lower tracheobronchial airways and pulmonary parenchyma. Because the nasal airway may also be a prime target for many inhaled toxicants, it is important to understand the comparative aspects of… CONTINUE READING

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