Anosmia [ah-NOSE-mee-ah] is the complete inability to detect odors. In rare cases, someone may be born without a sense of smell, a condition called congenital anosmia. Hyposmia [high-POSE-mee-ah] is a reduced ability to detect ...1

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Symptoms of Anosmia

Clinical features: Imported from Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO)

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Complications of Anosmia

If you've lost your sense of smell, you may not be able to smell things like gas leaks, fires and food that has gone off. Fifth Sense has some safety advice if you have anosmia. ...Source: NHS Choices UK ...3

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Causes of Anosmia

Lost or changed sense of smell A change in your sense of smell can be unpleasant and affect how things taste. But it isn't usually serious and may get better in a few weeks or months. Causes of lost or ...4

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Causes List for Anosmia

Some possible causes of Anosmia or similar disorders may include:5

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Types of Anosmia

Some of the types of this condition may include:6 Types of Anosmia:

  • Partial anosmia
  • Specific anosmia
  • Total anosmia
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Diagnosis of Anosmia

See a GP if your sense of smell doesn't go back to normal in a few weeks They'll check for any obvious causes, such as sinusitis or nasal polyps. They may refer you to a specialist for tests if ...7

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Genetics of Anosmia

Modes of inheritance: X-linked inheritance (HPO, OMIM) ...Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH)8 ...

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Treatments: Anosmia

Cleaning inside your nose can help Rinsing the inside of your nose with a salt water solution may help if your sense of smell is affected by an infection or allergy. You can make a salt water solution at home ...9

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Names and Terminology

Synonyms: Defective sense of smell ...Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH)10 ...

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  1. Source: NIDCD (NIH): health/ smell-disorders
  2. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): gtr/ conditions/ CN000428/ 
  3. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ lost-or-changed-sense-smell/ 
  4. ibid.
  5. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  6. Source: Human Phenotype Ontology
  7. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ lost-or-changed-sense-smell/ 
  8. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): gtr/ conditions/ CN000428/ 
  9. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ lost-or-changed-sense-smell/ 
  10. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): gtr/ conditions/ CN000428/ 

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