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anosmia

[ə′näz·mē·ə]
(medicine)
Absence of the sense of smell.
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Although most anosmics who are not born with the condition can pinpoint what caused the loss of their sense - perhaps through trauma to the head, a sinus infection or nasal polyps - Karen is not sure what made her lose her ability to smell.
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.
When anosmic but otherwise intact pigeons are released in a distant but familiar location, they use landmarks to find their way home.
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.
With the aim of making the social stress stimulus equal for all animals, social interaction involved contact with anosmic intruder subjects.
Ability to perceive androstenone can be acquired by ostensibly anosmic people.
size-matched anosmic opponent Stocker and Satiated male Food odor present; Size-matched Huber, 2001 crayfish Starved male Food odor present; Size-matched crayfish Zulandt et al.
And although shifting their clock will cause normal birds to head off in the wrong direction, even from a familiar release site, anosmic clock-shifted birds will head off in the correct homeward direction by relying on this learned visual route (Gagliardo, Ioale & Bingman, 1999).
They can be hyperosmic (very sensitive), hyposmic (the baseline category) and anosmic.