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Sneezing - Self-cleaning Reflex

Sneezing frees our noses from grime and germs. The reflex is triggered by an irritation of the mucous membranes of the nose, the nasal mucosa. The fine nerve cells in the mucosa react to foreign particles such as dust by sending impulses to the medulla oblongata, which controls involuntary functions such as sneezing.

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