ageusia, ageustia

ageusia, ageustia is a topic covered in the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

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(ă-gū′zē-ă )


[a- + Gr. geuesthai, to taste]
Absence, partial loss, or impairment of the sense of taste.
SEE: dysgeusia; SEE: hypergeusesthesia; SEE: hypogeusia

Ageusia may be caused by disease of the chorda tympani or of the gustatory fibers, excessive use of condiments, the effect of certain drugs, aging, or lesions involving sensory pathways or taste centers in the brain.

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