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This is important with enlarged inferior turbinates as the opening of the vomeronasal organ is on the part of the nasal septum which is medial to the anterior end of the corresponding inferior turbinate.
Electron microscopic and functional aspects of the human vomeronasal organ. Am J Rhinol 2000;14:63-7.
Vomeropherins, applied locally to the vomeronasal organ via a nasal delivery system, trigger impulses to the hypothalamus, a regulatory control center of the brain responsible for modulating functions such as emotion, blood pressure, mood, pain, appetite, sexual motivation, alertness and the neuroendocrine system.
"From genes to social communication: molecular sensing by the vomeronasal organ." Trends in Neurosciences.
Roles of vomeronasal organ chemoreception in tongue flicking, exploratory and feeding behavior of the lizard Chalcides ocellsatus.
Hypothesis 1: Vertebrate herbivores will express steroid hormone receptors in the buccal cavity and/or the vomeronasal organ. If hormone-disrupting compounds in their diet have been important in herbivore evolution, then herbivores should be able to detect those compounds in their mouths and adjust food intake accordingly.
The vomeronasal organ (VNO), also known as Jacobson's organ, is a part of the accessory olfactory system.
Male individuals of most domestic animals commonly use the flehmen response as an olfactory mechanism for identifying the reproductive state of females of the same species based on transferring pheromones in the female's urine or genitalia into the vomeronasal organ (VNO).
Those chemicals are picked up by sensory neurons found in the mouse vomeronasal organ.
Human pheromones are the only substances proven to stimulate the Human Vomeronasal Organ.
Nepetalactone is absorbed by receptors on a cat's vomeronasal organ. Oddly enough, even cats without a sense of smell can respond to catnip, due to the unique location of this olfactory organ--in the front of the roof of your cat's mouth, above the palate.