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anosmia

[ə′näz·mē·ə]
(medicine)
Absence of the sense of smell.
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Smell disorders such as anosmia are more common than we think, studies say.
For example, patients with anosmia may not be able to detect the smell of a gas leak, smoke, or spoiled food.
It is well understood in the medical and scientific communities that the most common cause of anosmia is the common cold, which Zicam Cold Remedy intranasal gel products are taken to treat.
The Company believes these products are safe and do not cause anosmia.
As a result, the population most likely to use cold remedy products is already at increased risk of developing anosmia.
Cold-EEZE zinc lozenges have been shown to safely reduce the duration and severity of cold symptoms by nearly half in two clinical studies and have no history of causing adverse events related to anosmia in clinical studies or safety studies.
Matrixx believes statements alleging that intranasal Zicam products cause anosmia (loss of smell) are completely unfounded and misleading.
9) However, it commonly causes a variety of symptoms including facial pain, headache, nasal obstruction, nasal discharge, nasal bleeding, recurrent sinusitis, foul smell, and anosmia.
Together with the eight favorable Daubert decisions, we have now established a strong legal record that affirms our position that allegations linking Zicam Cold Remedy to anosmia lack scientific foundation.
16) In general, a score of 15 or less indicates anosmia, a score of 15.
We continue to believe the allegations that our Cold Remedy pump products may cause anosmia are scientifically unfounded and we are encouraged that four federal judges have now agreed with the Company, and excluded testimony from plaintiff's expert witnesses because they lack credible scientific evidence to support a causation claim against our product.
An otherwise healthy 48-year-old man presented to our ENT department for evaluation of chronic nasal obstruction, headache, and anosmia.