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gustation

 [gus-ta´shun]
the act of tasting or the sense of taste. adj., adj gus´tatory.

gus·ta·tion

(gŭs-tā'shŭn),
1. The act of tasting.
2. The sense of taste.
[L. gustatio, fr. gusto, pp. -atus, to taste]

gustation

(gŭ-stā′shən)
n.
The act or faculty of tasting.

gus·ta·tion

(gŭs-tā'shŭn)
1. The act of tasting.
2. The sense of taste.
[L. gustatio, fr. gusto, pp. -atus, to taste]

gustation

the act of tasting or the faculty of taste. This is brought about by the effect of ions and molecules in solution, stimulating specialized sensory epithelial receptors.

gus·ta·tion

(gŭs-tā'shŭn)
1. The act of tasting.
2. The sense of taste.
[L. gustatio, fr. gusto, pp. -atus, to taste]

Patient discussion about gustation

Q. How you all manage with the taste of the Chinese medicine? Insomnia is severe in me and the allopathic medicines were not able to control it. On my friends advice I met Chinese Medical Practitioner. He has prescribed me some herbal medicines which are bitter in taste. I am fed up with the taste of the medicine that I am not comfortable having it next time. How you all manage with the taste of the Chinese medicine?

A. The benefit of Chinese medicine is good and you must have them. You can take honey after you take your medicines. This can bring back your taste. I am also taking Chinese herbal medicines for my nervous problem. They are very bitter. To reduce on their bitter taste I take honey or sometimes sugar cubes. Taking honey makes me feel good from the bitter taste of these medicines and taking these medicines helps me in getting better from my nervous problem.

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Q. i am allergic to a milk products.what are my other options with out giving up the taste and the nutrition?

A. try cutting down on your intake of dairy products first, to see if that helps, if not try soy milk,i"m also allergic to milk i can drink about 8 ounces every 8 hours and it doesnt mess with me too bad,and i love milk.

Q. i am allergic to a milk products.what are my other options with out giving up the taste and the nutrition?

A. agree with dominic's answer. or you can try soya milk as the substitution.

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References in periodicals archive ?
Peripheral and central structures involved in insect gustation. Microscopy Research and Techniques 47: 401417.
Investigations have expanded on this research from olfaction to gustation. Spence and Gallace (2011) found that certain foods and beverages (sparkling water, cranberry juice, and chocolate-covered malt honeycomb candies) were more likely to be associated with angular shapes and words with nonrounded vowels (kiki and takete) while still water, Brie, and chocolate-covered caramel candies were better associated with rounded shapes and words with rounded vowels (bouba and maluma).
An indication that gustation also occurs in the pharynx came from observations of the swallowing or rejection of "food balls" after inhalation.
Although a 1982 study by Ezeasor in rainbow trout, Salmo gairdneri, suggested that the co-location of taste buds and pharyngeal teeth may contribute to both food processing and gustation, this important adaptation is not generally acknowledged.
Some of the tests and other facets of behavior, such as food processing and distinguishing between the roles of vision and gustation, were videotaped with a Sony CCD-V5000 Hi 8 video recorder for further analysis.
Inhalation of these potential food items was thus induced by the sight of a moving object and not by olfaction or gustation.
We found that, after largemouth bass inhale gelled food balls, a selection process strongly modulated by gustation occurs within their oropharyngeal cavity.
However, these earlier workers failed to include, or to integrate, both behavioral and anatomical evidence demonstrating the interaction of food processing, gustation, and ingestion.
Gustation was, however, important at some point in food ingestion by bass fry because a gustatory stimulant such as freeze-dried krill incorporated into feed pellets increased pellet consumption (Kubitza and Lovshin, 1997).
Gustation and nutrition in fishes: application to aquaculture.
Early work by Moran & Brown (1973) on Trioza erytreae (Del Guercio), an African citrus-feeding psyllid, illustrated that antennal chemoreception of volatile plant secondary compounds was important but that antennal tip gustation might also be involved.