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See under trigeminal.

Trigeminal nerve (trigeminal nerve) is the fifth, very sensitive cranial nerve of the facial skull. It owes its name to its forking into three main branches, one of which also has olfactory functions. It conveys tactile sensations (concerning the sense of touch) of the facial region, which are perceived by the mucous membranes of the oral cavity and the nose when drinking wine or alcohol. These are irritating (irritating, arousing) sensations of a physical and less chemical nature. The trigeminal stimuli are a partial aspect of haptic perception. They are not typical sensations of smell or taste, although the effects are relatively strongly involved in the overall impression.

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Trigeminal stimuli contribute significantly to the intensity of olfactory perception (about 30%). In smokers, the nasal-trigeminal sensitivity is reduced, the olfactory sensitivity is unaffected. Trigeminal stimuli can be both positive (alcohol, horseradish, menthol, carbonic acid, paprika,...

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