Phantosmia | definition of phantosmia by Medical dictionary
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phantosmia /phan·tos·mia/ (fan-toz´me-ah) a parosmia consisting of a sensation of smell in the absence of any external stimulus.
phantosmia (făn-tŏs′mē-ă) [″ + osme, smell]
An intermittent or persistent perception of odor when no odor is inhaled.
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Also known as phantosmia
, olfactory hallucinations involve smelling odors that are not derived from any physical stimulus.
However, occasionally patients may also present with parosmia (a distortion of the sense of smell), phantosmia
(smelling things that aren't there), or permanent damage of the olfactory system.