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taste

 [tāst]
the sensation caused by the contact of soluble substances with the tongue; the cranial nerves conducting impulses relating to taste are the facial nerve for the anterior part of the tongue and the glossopharyngeal nerve for the posterior part. Other senses, such as smell and touch, also play important roles in the experience commonly thought of as tasting.



The organs of taste are the taste buds, bundles of slender cells with hairlike branches that are packed together in groups that form the projections called papillae at various places on the tongue. When a substance is introduced into the mouth, its molecules enter the pores of the papillae and stimulate the taste buds directly. In order to do this, the substance has to be dissolved in liquid. If it is not liquid when it enters the mouth, then it melts or is chewed and becomes mixed with saliva.

There are four basic tastes: sweet, salt, sour, and bitter. Sometimes alkaline and metallic are also included as basic tastes. All other tastes are combinations of these. The taste buds are specialized, and each responds only to the kind of basic taste that is its specialty. The sweet and salt taste buds are most numerous on the tip and front part of the tongue, sour taste buds are mainly along the edges, and bitterness is tasted at the back of the tongue. Bitter-sweet substances are tasted in two stages, first sweet, then bitter. The solid center of the tongue's surface has very few taste buds.

taste

(tāst),
1. To perceive through the gustatory system.
2. The sensation produced by a suitable stimulus applied to the taste buds.
[It. tastare; L. tango, to touch]

taste

(tāst)
n.
1. The sense that distinguishes the sweet, sour, salty, and bitter qualities of dissolved substances in contact with the taste buds on the tongue.
2. This sense in combination with the senses of smell and touch, which together receive a sensation of a substance in the mouth.
3. The sensation of sweet, sour, salty, or bitter qualities produced by or as if by a substance placed in the mouth.
v.
1. To distinguish flavors in the mouth.
2. To have a distinct flavor.

taste

(tāst)
1. To perceive through the medium of the gustatory nerves.
2. The sensation produced by a suitable stimulus applied to the gustatory nerve endings in the tongue.
[It. tastare; L. tango, to touch]

taste

One of the five special senses. Taste is mediated by specialized nerve endings on the tongue called taste buds. These can distinguish only sweet, salt, sour and bitter, but, in combination with the wide range of perceptible smells, allows an almost infinite number of flavours to be experienced.

taste

(tāst)
1. To perceive through gustatory system.
2. Sensation produced by a suitable stimulus applied to taste buds.
[It. tastare; L. tango, to touch]

Patient discussion about taste

Q. How you all manage with the taste of the Chinese medicine? Insomnia is severe in me and the allopathic medicines were not able to control it. On my friends advice I met Chinese Medical Practitioner. He has prescribed me some herbal medicines which are bitter in taste. I am fed up with the taste of the medicine that I am not comfortable having it next time. How you all manage with the taste of the Chinese medicine?

A. The benefit of Chinese medicine is good and you must have them. You can take honey after you take your medicines. This can bring back your taste. I am also taking Chinese herbal medicines for my nervous problem. They are very bitter. To reduce on their bitter taste I take honey or sometimes sugar cubes. Taking honey makes me feel good from the bitter taste of these medicines and taking these medicines helps me in getting better from my nervous problem.

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Q. i am allergic to a milk products.what are my other options with out giving up the taste and the nutrition?

A. try cutting down on your intake of dairy products first, to see if that helps, if not try soy milk,i"m also allergic to milk i can drink about 8 ounces every 8 hours and it doesnt mess with me too bad,and i love milk.

Q. i am allergic to a milk products.what are my other options with out giving up the taste and the nutrition?

A. agree with dominic's answer. or you can try soya milk as the substitution.

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