Olfactory and Gustatory Impairment

Impairment of the sense of smell and taste are commonly associated with aging but can also occur in younger people due to a wide variety of causes.

Further information: Olfaction Disorders of olfaction

There are various olfactory disorders:


1. Anosmia – inability to smell

2. Dysosmia – things smell different than they should

3. Hyperosmia – an abnormally acute sense of smell.

4. Hyposmia – decreased ability to smell

5. Olfactory Reference Syndrome – psychological disorder which causes patients to imagine they have strong body odor

6. Parosmia – things smell worse than they should

7. Phantosmia – “hallucinated smell”, often unpleasant in nature


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disabilities#Olfactory_and_gustatory_impairment





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