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anosmia

[ə′näz·mē·ə]
(medicine)
Absence of the sense of smell.
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With a major lack of awareness on this medical condition, it largely goes unreported and thereby, there are no accurate figures on the number of anosmics in India.
They believe that they can accurately classify people as: hyperosmic (very sensitive), hyposmic (the baseline category) and anosmic.
l%)--experienced a clinically relevant improvement at 4 months; 1 patient in the post-URTI category improved from hyposmic to normosmic, and 1 patient in the idiopathic category improved from anosmic to hyposmic.
Symptom severity was rated as absent (0), intermittent (1), or constant (2), and sense of smell was rated as excellent (0), impaired (1), or anosmic (2).
In a careful cross-comparison, Cometto-Muniz and Cain found that the localization procedure produced equivalent results among normosmic and anosmic subjects, as well as results equivalent to forced-choice discrimination among the latter group (26).
In their study, some observers were made anosmic by flushing zinc sulfate through the nasal pathway, and other observers received a sham-anosmia procedure.
The influence of rendering rats anosmic on the poisoned partner effect.