tastant

tastant

 [tās´tant]
any substance, e.g., salt, capable of eliciting gustatory excitation, i.e., stimulating the sense of taste.

tas·tant

(tās'tănt),
Any chemical that stimulates the sensory cells in a taste bud.

tastant

/tas·tant/ (tās´tant) any substance, e.g., salt, capable of eliciting gustatory excitation, i.e., stimulating the sense of taste.

tas·tant

(tās'tănt)
Any chemical that stimulates the sensory cells in a taste bud.

tastant

any substance, e.g. salt, capable of eliciting gustatory excitation, i.e. stimulating the sense of taste.
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1988 "Taste-Smell Interactions are Tastant and Odorant Dependent.
When a tastant (ie, a chemical in food) interacts with taste buds, neural signals are transmitted along the gustatory neuron to the brainstem.
Taste disorders are caused by conditions that interfere with the access of the tastant to the receptor cells in the taste buds (transport loss), injury receptor cells (sensory loss), or damage to gustatory afferents nerves and gustatory pathways (neural cells).
The Sensa Tastant crystals, which are set to hit Scotland next year, boost the flavour of meals so trick dieters in to believing they have eaten more than they have.
When a tastant binds to a receptor, it signals other molecules that, in the mouth, immediately send an "accept" or "reject" message to the brain.
The invention has application, for example, in the design and formulation of odorant and tastant compositions.
In the present study, an effort was made to define a fat detection threshold for the free fatty acid, linoleic acid, and examine the ability of linoleic acid to modulate the intake of another tastant, sucrose.
Redpoint's advanced, tastant discovery platform incorporates broadly flexible research tools including molecular and cell biology, high throughput assay development and screening technology, and electrophysiology, as well as several novel proprietary components.
2000), masking or 'mixture suppression' again may be predicted, leading to underestimation of the tastant strength when the maskers are present.
Methods for representing taste perception of a particular tastant in a mammal are also described, as are methods for generating a novel molecules or combinations of molecules that elicit a predetermined taste perception in a mammal, and methods for simulating one or more tastes.
Enhancing salty taste through odour--taste--taste interactions : Influence of odour intensity and salty tastants.
His thesis was entitled The Impact of Bitter Tastants on the Cardiovascular System.