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Flehmen Response

Flehmen Response

The Flehmen Response is a particular type of curling the upper lip in ungulates, felids and many other mammals.

It is shown by many male mammals when they detect a scent and it facilitates the transfer of pheromones and other scents into the Jacobson's Organ.

The name "Flehmen" is from the German flehmen, which means to curl the upper lip.

Associated Terms: Flehmen Position, Flehmen Reaction, Flehming, Flehmening

Also see:
Jacobson's Organ


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