(redirected from Aroma compound)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


any substance capable of stimulating the sense of smell.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


A substance with an odor.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about odorant

Q. Is there anyone here who has any information about how to treat chronic body odor? I have had this chronic body odor for over 25 years now in the groin area. I am at the end of my rope. I've seen numerous doctors who do not know very much about this condition. I would appreciate any help anybody can give me!

A. Some people have mal odor because they perspire more, either because of stress, physical activity or because of a condition known as Hyperhidrosis, which causes excessive sweating.Stress is more prevalent today. Eating certain foods can also affect how you smell. If a food is poignant enough, its smell can make it all the way through your body and come out from your pores. Garlic, cumin and curry are believed to have such properties. One of the reasons some men smell more might be because they have higher testosterone levels- testosterone influences apocrine sweat production. Then again, some guys smell badly simply because of poor hygiene. You should try avoiding different foods such as offee, cola, chocolate, and other caffeine aliments contribute to odor because they stimulate apocrine sweat glands. Drinking plenty of fluids keeps eccrine sweat glands active. This dilutes apocrine perspiration, which reduces body odor.

More discussions about odorant
This content is provided by iMedix and is subject to iMedix Terms. The Questions and Answers are not endorsed or recommended and are made available by patients, not doctors.
References in periodicals archive ?
Although families evicted from the Smokey Mountain garbage dump have been given temporary space at the Aroma Compound housing project in Vitas, Tondo, they have been threatened with demolition orders since 2018.
Identification and quantitation of the rice aroma compound, 2-Acetyl-1-pyrroline, in bread flowers (Vallaris glabra Ktze).
That means that the odorants or the respective food matrix are either adsorbed to oral mucosa as a kind of aroma reservoir, and that aroma compounds are released therefrom continuously [5], Another possibility is that odorants are newly generated from less or non-odour active precursor compounds [6].
Organoleptic and volatile aroma compounds of wild and cultured gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) : sensory differences and possible chemical basis.
Prior to the incident, police said that the victim was having a drinking session with the suspect identified as Amay Gamok, 31, of Aroma Compound Barangay 105, Zone 8, Tondo, Manila on April 14 at around 6:30 p.m.
The studies, described in detail in Postharvest Biology and Technology in 2012, are apparently "the first to report the levels of aroma compound sampled during Hass avocado maturation and ripening," Obenland notes.
It only reaches very low concentrations in wine, but its extremely low odor detection threshold makes it an important aroma compound.
Choonvisase, "Identification and quantitation of the rice aroma compound, 2-acetyl1-pyrroline, in bread flowers (Vallaris glabra Ktze)," Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, vol.
Persuric, "Changes in physico-chemical and volatile aroma compound composition of Gewurztraminer wine as a result of late and ice harvest," Food Chemistry, vol.
and one cup contained juice spiked with a particular unidentified aroma compound. Each row differed in taste and odor intensity, with the top row containing the least amount of the compound and the bottom row the most.
The high-quality aroma compound, containing the highly desirable aroma and flavor compounds, goes into freeze concentration usually.