vomeronasal nerve
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The term vomeronasal nerve refers to the nerve that connects the vomeronasal organ to the accessory olfactory bulb in macrosmatic mammals, such as the rat ( Swanson-1998 ) and the mouse ( Hof-2000 ). It and the terminal nerve form the vomeronasal-terminal nerve complex, which exists in the human fetus, but only up to the eighth month of gestation ( Moran-1995 ). Both are distinct from the olfactory nerve, which is found in both rodents and primates. (See also: accessory olfactory bulb.)

Also known as: No other name for this structure has appeared in PubMed.NeuroNames ID : 1567


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