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any substance capable of stimulating the sense of smell.


A substance with an odor.


/odor·ant/ (o´der-int) any substance capable of stimulating the sense of smell.

odorant (ōˑ·d·rnt),

n a substance that has an odor.


any substance capable of stimulating the sense of smell.

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.

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To be clear, there was no odorant leak at Dowlais or at any other site where we add odour to natural gas.
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Furthermore, methanol (odorant 11) and phenol (odorant 12) were tested because of their pungent odors, and odorant 3's analogue ethyl salicylate (odorant 13) was likewise tested.
However, there is at present no research that characterizes the entire range of odorants and their correlation to microclimate variables in these systems.
Does conjoint stimulation of individual ORNs by an odorant enhance the response of target brain neurons through simple summation, or is there nonlinearity as the stimulated fraction of the homologous receptor array by the odorant increases?
They did not know that the odorant would vaporize and lessen its effectivity in detecting leaking LPG.
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They knew or should have known that 200 gallons sitting in a new tank for three months would have had odorant fade.
Buck, 63, shared her Nobel Prize with Richard Axel for "discoveries of odorant receptors and the organization of the olfactory system," according to the Nobelprize.
Environment Agency representative Barry Berlin told the court that on August 5 2008, while clearing out an empty tanker, technical problems occurred which caused gas odorant to escape.
An odorant is added to propane to help alert customers to a propane gas leak, but this propane might not have the recommended level of odorant.
The aims of the present investigation were first to identify and quantify odorants exhaled during palm wine consumption and secondly, to determine the influence of odorant adsorption or desorption on aroma persistence.