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The Nose The nose is a organ used for breathing and smelling that is found in the center of the face above the mouth In this report you will learn about how it works and things that can affect it At the end of the nose there is a pair of nostrils these allow you to breathe in air and exhale it At the end of the nostrils comes the nasal cavity Going farther up the cavities divide into 3 shelf-like bones called nasal conchae or turbinates these warm inhaled air From there the sinuses open into the cavity If these are blocked they are called sinusitis The outside of the nose consists of a elastic tissue called cartilage It is a flexible tissue that can bend and it is found on other parts of the body The air is inhaled it goes to through the nasal passages through the pharynx and trachea and into the lungs in a continuos movement When air is exhaled most of the air goes out at once but some remained in the nose until another breath is taken The sense of smell is very closely related to the sense of taste Sometimes the odor makes us think what the food will taste like if we did not have the sense of smell the sense of taste would be greatly affected you would have the basic tastes but nothing like you have now Smell occurs in the olfactory this is where nerve receptors lie then passes through to the mouth causing most of the sensation of taste Some things that may happen to the nose include a nosebleed colds allergies loss of smell and taste as well When we have a cold the infection inflames the mucous membranes making it very difficult to smell A histamine is realesed which makes blood go to the nose causing stuffiness The rhintis is the inflammation of the nose and
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