The Respiratory System. Chapter 23. Introduction. The trillions of cells making up the body require a continuous supply of oxygen to carry out vita functions We can survive only a few minutes without oxygen
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The nasal cavity is lined with two types of mucous membrane
The olfactory mucosa, lining the slitlike superior region of the nasal cavity, contain the receptors for the sense of smell
The balance of the nasal cavity is lined with respiratory mucosa which is made up of pseudostratified columnar epithelium, containing scattered goblet cells, that rests on a lamina propria richly supplied with mucous and serous glands