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Cranial Nerve I
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Olfactory Nerve

Introduction

  • The sense of smell is evaluated by presenting familiar non-noxious odors to each nostril

Tests to be performed

  • Sense of smell

Expected findings

  • Patient is able to perceive and usually identify odors bilaterally

Equipment

  • Coffee, lemon juice, and vanilla extract
  • Other non-noxious, familiar odors can be substituted


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Section: Cranial Nerve I
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