chemosensory disorder

chemosensory dysfunction

A defect of smell and/or taste—complaints of loss of taste usually reflect a loss of smell.
 
Aetiology
Head trauma, upper respiratory tract infection, chronic nasal and paranasal sinus disease; psychological depression and thyroid dysfunction are associated with CD; oestrogens ameliorate the CD seen in postmenopausal patients. A specific type of CD, the burning mouth syndrome, is associated with extreme weight loss.

chemosensory disorder

Any disorder of smell or taste, e.g., anosmia or ageusia.
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The extent of a chemosensory disorder can be determined by measuring the lowest concentration of a chemical that a person can detect or recognize.
Some people are born with chemosensory disorders, but most develop them after an injury or illness.
The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), one of the institutes of the National Institutes of Health, supports basic and clinical investigations of chemosensory disorders at institutions across the nation.
For more on treating chemosensory disorders, consider neurologist Alan R.
In a study of 750 consecutive patients with chemosensory disorders seen at the University of Pennsylvania's Smell and Taste Center, only two cases (0.
Of the more than 10 million Americans estimated in one study to have chemosensory disorders, "the predominant problem is a natural decline in smell ability that typically occurs after age 60," according to NIDCD.