Chemosensory disorder | definition of chemosensory disorder by Medical dictionary
chemosensory dysfunction A defect of smell and/or taste—complaints of loss of taste usually reflect a loss of smell.
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.
Any disorder of smell or taste, e.g., anosmia or ageusia.
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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.