How the nose works

The nose is the organ of smell, and is also a main passageway to the lungs.

The functions of the nose

The functions of the nose and sinuses include:

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The sinuses

Surrounding the nose are the bones of the face which contain hollow spaces, the paranasal sinuses. These are air pockets that are located near the nose and eyes, and are connected to the nasal passages by small tubes or channels. Their function is unknown but they may be there to lighten the bones of our skull allowing us to stand upright.

There are four pairs of paranasal sinuses. These are:

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