Nasal cavity, SEM

Nasal cavity, SEM

P414/0002 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 30.5MB

Downloadable file size: 12.1MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator

This image is part of the feature Mystery of Smell


Caption: Nasal cavity. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the surface of the nasal cavity. It is covered in epithelial hair-like structures known as cilia (orange), which line the respiratory tract. They are covered with a wet, sticky mucus that humidifies inhaled air and traps dust particles and other air pollutants. Co-ordinated, wave-like beating of the cilia propels the mucus to the back of the nose (pharynx), where it is swallowed. Magnification: x1800 at 6x7cm size.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: anatomy, cilia, ciliated, cilium, coloured, epidermal, epidermis, hair, hairs, hairy, human body, many, mucus, multiple, nasal cavity, nose, olfaction, olfactory sense, respiratory tract, scanning electron micrograph, sem, sensory, smell

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.