parosmia


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pa·ros·mi·a

 (pə-rŏz′mē-ə)
n.
A distortion of the sense of smell, as in smelling odors that are not present.

[New Latin : par(a)- + Greek osmē, smell.]

parosmia

(pæˈrɒzmɪə)
n
(Pathology) any disorder of the sense of smell
[C19: from para-1 + Greek osmē smell]

parosmia

Medicine. a disorder of the sense of smell. Also called parosphresia, parosphresis.
See also: Odors
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Olfactory disorders (OD) are generally dichotomized in qualitative (parosmia, phantosmia, olfactory agnosia) and quantitative olfactory disorders (QODs: hyposmia, anosmia, hyperosmia).
A 58-year-old man presented with a 6-month history of progressive blurring of vision and parosmia. Additional symptoms included an altered taste and dizziness.