Definitions

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  • n. A reduced ability to smell and to detect odours.

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  • n. lessened sensitivity to odors

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Examples

  • "In addition to concerns regarding the efficacy of intranasal zinc therapy, increasing evidence indicates that this medication may be linked to severe, potentially permanent hyposmia (reduced sense of smell) and anosmia (loss of smell)," the study says.

    Turkish Press

  • Stoffers D, Booij J, van Eck-Smit BL, Wolters E, et al. (2004) Idiopathic hyposmia as a preclinical sign of Parkinson's disease.

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  • However, the disease is also characterised by non-motor symptoms such as sleep disorders, depression, hyposmia and autonomic dysfunction

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  • "Anosmia [absence of the sense of smell] was defined as concentration levels zero to three, severe hyposmia [reduced sensibility to odors] as levels four to five, moderate hyposmia as levels six to eight, mild hyposmia as levels nine to 10 and normosmia [a normal sense of smell] as levels 11 to 12," the authors note.

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  • At postoperative six month, the olfactory function had already reverted to the preoperative levels: no anosmia or moderate to severe hyposmia.

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  • The anosmia, which was the dominant pattern at postoperative week 1, resolved and converted to various levels of hyposmia, so that no one at postoperative week 6 showed any such complain.

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  • At postoperative week six, 85\% of the subjects experienced degrees of hyposmia, almost all being mild to moderate.

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  • At postoperative week one, 87. 5\% of the patients had anosmia, and the rest exhibited at least moderate levels of hyposmia.

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  • In fact, my mother has an hyposmia – which means that she can’t always smell.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • In addition to concerns regarding the efficacy of intranasal zinc therapy, increasing evidence indicates that this medication may be linked to severe, potentially permanent hyposmia (reduced sense of smell) and anosmia (loss of smell), "the authors said.

    Medindia Health News

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