2014 Sensory Physiology

Example questionDisturbances of olfaction and/or gustation

The perception of flavour is a combination of smell, taste and texture, which results in considerable overlap between gustatory and olfactory disorders.  Patients with anosmia typically complain of ageusia as well. Critical Fact

Classification Systems

Description

  OLFACTION GUSTATION
Complete absence of sensation anosmia ageusia
Reduced sensation hyposmia hypogeusia
Increased perception hyperosmia  
Distortion or perversion dysosmia
parosmia
(= perception when not present)
dysgeusia
Extremely unpleasant perception (revolting) cacosmia cacogeusia
Inability to identify/name the sensation: agnosia    

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