What is Anosmia ?

Anosmia is the loss and disturbance of the sense of smell and is intended as a resource for sufferers from olfactory disorders.Distortions to olfactory sensation can therefore cause great disturbance to our lives. There is a loss of quality of life and it can bring anxiety and loss of appetite. It can lead to depression.Other Olfactory disorders can be summed up as below:-

ANOSMIA:a complete loss of smell
HYPOSMIA:partial loss of smell
HYPEROSMIA:enhanced smell sensitivity
DYSOSMIA:distortion in odour perception (includes parosmia & phantosmia)
PAROSMIA:distortion of perception of external stimulus
PHANTOSMIA:smell perception with no external stimulus



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