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 (ə-gyo͞o′zē-ə, -zhē-ə, -zhə)
Loss of the sense of taste.

[New Latin : Greek a-, without; see a-1 + geusis, sense of taste (from geuesthai, to taste; see geus- in Indo-European roots).]

a·geu′sic (-zĭk, -sĭk) adj.


(Medicine) pathol lack of the sense of taste
[C20: from a-1 + Greek geusis taste]


the partial or complete loss of the sense of taste. Also ageustia.
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Then there is hypogeusia, where the ability to taste itself is reduced and ageusia, which is the complete inability to taste.
Uncommon adverse reactions (<1%) include ageusia, congestive cardiac failure, new-onset diabetes mellitus, impaired wound healing, grade 1 hemorrhage and hepatitis B reactivation.
Referred to as ageusia, the disorder can also happen due to a cause ranging from head or facial injury, certain medications, tooth decay or poor dental hygiene and smoking.