Smell Disorders

  • Anosmia is an inability to detect odors.
  • Hyposmia is a reduced ability to smell and to detect odors.
  • Hyperosmia is an increased ability to smell.
  • Dysosmia is a distorted identification of smell. There are three types:
    • Parosmia is an altered perception of smell in the presence of an odor.
    • Phantosmia is the perception of smell without an odor present
    • Agnosia is the inability to classify or contrast odors, although able to detect odors.

 Taste Disorders

  • Ageusia is the inability to taste.
  • Hypogeusia is a reduced ability to taste.
  • Dysgeusia is a distorted ability to taste.

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