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Functions of Nose & Paranasal Sinuses

Physiological functions of Nose & Paranasal Sinuses

Nose Paranasal sinuses
– Respiration.  
– Humidify and warm inspired air.  
– Acts as sense organ for olfaction.
– Nasal reflex functions.
– Protection of lower airway from noxious particles in the air.   
– Humidify and warm inspired air
– Heat insulation
– Vocal resonance
– Reduction of skull weight
– Providing a physical buffer against injury to the face.

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Functions of Nose & Paranasal Sinuses

Dr. Rahul Kumar Bagla
MS & Fellow Rhinoplasty & Facial Plastic Surgery.
Associate Professor & Head
GIMS, Greater Noida, India

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