Anosmia is the lack of olfaction, or a loss of the sense of smell. It can be either temporary or permanent. A related term, hyposmia refers to a decrease in the ability to smell. Some people may be anosmic for one particular odor. This is called "specific anosmia" and may be genetically based. Anosmia can be diagnosed by doctors by using scratch-n-sniff odor tests or by using commonly available odors such as coffee, lemon, and cinnamon. It should be emphasized that there are no more than 5 distinctive tastes: salty, sour, sweet, bitter, and umami. The 10,000 different scents humans usually recognize are lost with the loss of olfaction. While termed as a disability, anosmia is often viewed in the medical field as a trivial problem. However, the condition can have a number of detrimental effects . Patients with anosmia may find food less appetizing. Loss of smell can also be dangerous because it hinders the detection of gas leaks, fire, body odor, and spoiled food. The common view of anosmia as trivial can make it more difficult for a patient to receive the same types of medical aid as someone who is blind, deaf, or mute. Losing an established and sentimental smell memory (e.g. the smell of grass, of a toy, of a grandparent's attic, of a particular book, of loved ones, or of oneself) has been known to cause feelings of depression. Loss of olfaction may lead to the loss of libido, even to the point of impotency, which often preoccupies younger anosmic men. Scientists involved in anosmia research include Richard Doty.
Anosmia (syn: anosphrasia) The medical term describing the total absence of the sense of smell, i.e., the inability to detect or recognize any vapor. Anosmia occurs more frequently than a total loss of taste. Anosmia has been reported to occur in about 2% of the people with smell problems, based upon results obtained in a large group of patients with various taste and smell dysfunctions. Anosmia (syn: anosphrasia) The medical term describing the total absence of the sense of smell, i.e., the inability to detect or recognize any vapor. Anosmia occurs more frequently than a total loss of taste. Anosmia has been reported to occur in about 2% of the people with smell problems, based upon results obtained in a large group of patients with various taste and smell dysfunctions.
Anosmia is the inability to smell.
I don't think it's a disease, I have no sense of smell at all and I wasn't diagnosed with a disease.
Olfactory means pertaining to olfaction, the sense of smell.
Olfaction is the medical term meaning sense of smell.
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Olfaction is the medical term meaning the process of smelling.
The medical term for 'sense of smell' is olfaction. It can also be called osmesis or osphresis.
Olfactory or olfaction are the terms used for referring to the sense of smell
There are multiple medical conditions that may result in smelling things that aren't there. One of them is Migraine aura. Osmophobia is the term that refers to the super-sensitivity of the sense of smell, or smelling things that aren't there.
Anosmia is the loss of the sense of smell.
Hypoesthesia is the term of a diminished sense of touch.
It is the technical term for your sense of smell.
The sense of smell can be enhanced by eating healthy and having regular medical check up. The sense of smell usually enhances our ability to taste. The sense of smell usually affects the primitive part of our brain.
"Anosmia" is the technical term for not having a sense of smell. It can be caused by many things, including some illnesses or inhaling something that deadens the sense of smell. Anosmia can be temporary.