Ageusia - definition of ageusia by The Free Dictionary
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a·geu·si·a (ə-gyo͞o′zē-ə, -zhē-ə, -zhə)
Loss of the sense of taste.
[New Latin : Greek a-
; see a-1
, sense of taste
, 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.See also: Disease and Illness
References in periodicals archive
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.