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The study of olfaction has produced more theories based on less knowledge than any other sense modality. This book is another in a long series that purports to describe the molecular basis of olfaction by dealing with one set of constructs and one approach to the problem. In this sense this book provides a highly personal approach to the problems of olfaction based on the stereo-chemical theory. This theory defines olfaction in terms of a lock-and-key interrelationship—the odorant taking the form of some three-dimensional shape, the receptor taking the complimentary form, with the interaction between the two based on the
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Molecular Basis of Odor.. Ann Intern Med. 1971;74:460. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-3-460_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(3):460.
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