phantosmia


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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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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.