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Question sense of smell? - November 6th 2011, 03:09 AM

Well.. you have the blind, the mute, the deaf, the paralyzed, the mentally challenged.... what is the proper term for someone who has no sense of smell? Regardless of why they lack the sense of smell, (accident, medication, genetics, etc.) what is the term? Just asking because I have a poor to nonexistent sense of smell due to medications i took for many years.


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Re: sense of smell? - November 6th 2011, 07:38 AM

Smell and taste are strongly related so you could have a deficit in either one (or both but that would be incredibly rare). Lack of smell is anosmia, while hyposmia is a significantly reduced ability to smell. Dysosmia is a distorted sense of smell and it has two types: parosmia and phantosmia. On the other hand, ageusia is the lack of taste, while hypogeusia is a significantly reduced ability to taste. Dysgeusia is similar as it is a significant distortion in taste.

However, there are also unique syndromes where one of the mentioned conditions is a symptom, such as Kallmann Syndrome, zinc deficiency (has numerous possible causes), Foster-Kennedy Syndrome or anything as simple as getting a bit too happy with nasal sprays.


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