ageusia


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ageusia

 [ah-gu´ze-ah]
absence or impairment of the sense of taste.

a·geu·si·a

(ă-gū'sē-ă),
Loss or absence of the sense of taste. It may be: general to all tastants (total), partial to some tastants, or specific to one or more tastants; due to transport disorders (in access to the interior of the taste bud) or sensorineural disorders (affecting the gustatory sensory cells or nerves or the central gustatory neural pathways); or hereditary or acquired.
[G. a- priv. + geusis, taste]

ageusia

/ageu·sia/ (ah-goo´zhah) absence of the sense of taste.ageu´sic

ageusia

(ə-gyo͞o′zē-ə, -zhē-ə, -zhə)
n.
Loss of the sense of taste.

a·geu′sic (-zĭk, -sĭk) adj.

ageusia

[əgyo̅o̅′sē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, a + geusis, without taste
a loss or impairment of the sense of taste. Also called ageustia, gustatory anesthesia.

Ageusia

A rarely reported neurologic defect consisting of a complete (rather than partial, or hypogeusia) loss of signals from the tongue for sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and umami taste.
Aetiology
• Neurology Local damage to the lingual (supplies the anterior 2/3 of the tongue) and glossopharyngeal nerves (posterior 1/3); more central damage (e.g., Bell’s plasy, familial dysautonomia, multiple sclerosis, primary amoebic meningoencephalitis).
• Drug-related Antirheumatics (e.g., penicillamine), chemotherapeutics (e.g., cisplatin), and others (e.g., ACE inhibitors, clarithromycin, zopiclone).
• Endocrinology Cushing's syndrome, hypothyroidism, diabetes.
• Nutritional Niacin and zinc deficiencies.
• Others Radiation therapy, glossitis, tobacco, ageing, anxiety, cancer, renal failure, liver failure.

ageusia

Loss of a sense of taste–eg, paisley with plaid Management Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

a·geu·si·a

(ă-gū'sē-ă)
Loss of the sense of taste.
[G. a- priv. + geusis, taste]

Ageusia

The loss of taste perception.
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a·geu·si·a

(ă-gū'sē-ă)
Loss or absence of the sense of taste. Also called ageustia.
[G. a- priv. + geusis, taste]

ageusia (əgōō´sēə),

n a loss or impairment of the sense of taste.