hypogeusia


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hypogeusia

 [hi″po-goo´zhah]
diminished sensitivity of taste; called also amblygeustia and hypogeusesthesia.

hy·po·geu·si·a

(hī'pō-gū'sē-ă),
Diminished sense of taste due to transport disorders (in accessing the interior of the taste bud) or to sensorineural disorders (affecting the gustatory sensory cells or nerves, or the central gustatory neural pathways); may be hereditary or aquired; may be general to all tastants, partial to some tastants, or specific to one or more tastants.
[hypo- + G. geusis, taste]

hypogeusia

A state of ↓ sensitivity to tastes

hy·po·geu·si·a

(hī'pō-gū'sē-ă)
Blunting of the sense of taste.
[hypo- + G. geusis, taste]

Hypogeusia

Diminshed taste perception.
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hy·po·geu·si·a

(hī'pō-gū'sē-ă)
Diminished sense of taste due to transport or sensorineural disorders; may be general to all tastants, partial to some tastants, or specific to one or more tastants.
[hypo- + G. geusis, taste]
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On physical examination, the patient had left facial nerve (FN) palsy (House Brackman Grade V) with hypogeusia. Her ear canal, tympanic membrane, and audition were normal.
A white coating on the tongue, a yellow tint to the skin and a history of liver disorders may be noted and the sufferer may complain of constipation, lethargy, a dry mouth, hypogeusia and a bitter taste in the mouth, and may appear to be irritable.
Therefore, it can be concluded that hypogeusia, especially for sweet and salty sensations in Type 2 diabetics, even though the glycemic status of the subjects was within the normal limits.
The most common presenting symptoms include hypogeusia (40.9%), diarrhea (35.4%), abdominal discomfort (9.1%), alopecia (8.2%), and xerostomia (6.4%) [3, 5].
In the CTN group, 1 patient experienced temporary postoperative hypogeusia, and another developed a mild case of delayed facial paralysis; both patients recovered within 2 weeks.
However, there were reports of subjective residual hypogeusia [75].
Patients with advanced disease will experience growth delay, mental slowing, poor wound healing, anemia, photophobia, hypogeusia, anorexia, delayed puberty, and hypogonadism in boys and men (2).
Other symptoms such as hypogeusia and xerostomia have also been described in the literature [6].
Then there is hypogeusia, where the ability to taste itself is reduced and ageusia, which is the complete inability to taste.
Early studies demonstrated an improvement in hypogeusia in chronic dialysis patients following supplementation with oral zinc capsules (Atkin-Thor et al., 1978; Mahajan et al., 1980), but no significant increment in plasma zinc levels or improvement in taste disturbance was observed in later studies (Matson et al., 2003).
Improvement of uremic neuropathy and hypogeusia by dialysate zinc supplementation: a double-blind study.
Side Effects of Cancer Therapy Radiation Therapy Alterations in pigmentation of skin, including white patches (vitiligo) or tanning Loss of hair (alopecia) Subcutaneous changes * Telangiectasia (dilated capillaries or "spider veins") * Fibrosis * Edema (swelling) Acute mucositis Xerostomia (hyposalivation or dry mouth) and changes in quality of saliva Candidiasis (fungal overgrowth) Hypogeusia, dysgeusia, or ageusia (partial loss, changes in perception, or complete loss of taste, respectively) Dental caries Osteoradionecrosis Soft tissue necrosis (mucosal ulcer) Chemotherapy Acute mucositis Xerostomia and changes in quality of saliva Hemorrhage Candidiasis Table III.