When asked what the nose is used for, an average human will respond that, it’s for breathing and perceiving. However the nose has other important functions humans overlook.
Normally, the white blood cell is the fighting agent against diseases in the human body. However, do you know that the nose is the first line of defense against sickness before the white blood cells? Surprised? Here is how it works:
The nose is lined with fine, hair-like projections known as cilia. The sinuses are lined with mucus-making cells. The mucus (or “snot”) keeps the nose from drying out. Together, cilia and snot collect dust, bacteria and other debris before they can enter the rest of the body.
The body would not be able to taste food nearly as well without the nose. Taste is feeling that occurs as a result of mixture of different sensations. One of them is smell. When food is eaten, the nose smell the food and sent the information to the mouth in a process called Olfactory referral. Wonder why you think your lacks flavour when you have cold? Your nose isn’t perceiving well!
Boorgers are dried mucus, dirt’s and debris from the nose. A professor at the University of Saskatchewan, Scott Nappe said that consuming these pathogen caught mucus might be good for you because it’s like way of telling your immune system what surrounds it. So, you might decide to frowning at your little ones for eating Boogers!
Good stature and physic is not the only thing that attracts you to the opposite sex. The nose also plays a critical role in perceptions of sex through the olfactory system. The sense of smell is a key component of how we identify people when we are close to them. The characteristic smell of a person’s perfume or cologne or the scent of their shampoo or soap may be important to sexual arousal. The smell of human perspiration has a direct effect on sexual receptors in the brain. Loss of smell correlates with decreased sexual drive
The richness of the voice when people speak and sing is in large part related to the resonating structures of the throat and nose. The voice is produced in the larynx but that sound is really a buzzing sound. The richness of the sound is determined by how the sound is processed above the larynx, which occurs in the nose and throat.The nasal voice we hear in someone with a cold and allergies is due to the loss of this nasal resonation since the air cannot pass through the nose.
There you have it. Your nose is as important as every other parts of your body. Care for your nose well.
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