NEW: Hidden consequences of olfactory dysfunction: a patient report series.
Anatomy of the Olfactory System -- eMedicine article
Anosmia and Antibiotics -- can antibiotics CAUSE anosmia?
Assessing the Impact of Anosmia: Review of a Questionnaire's Findings -- Steve Van Toller. Chemical Senses, 24: 705-712, 1999
Asthma and Sinusitis - eMedicine article by Murray Grossan.
Barosinusitis - eMedicine, that awful pain following a sudden drop in altitude
Chemical Senses - at least five of them -- The sense of smell results from several different sensory systems
Congenital and Pseuocongenital Anosmia -- Some persons cannot remember ever having been able to smell
Consequences of gaining olfactory function after lifelong anosmia
Disorders of Taste and Smell -- eMedicine.
Dysosmia and Dysgeusia Terms -- Terms used to describe various dysfunctions of olfaction and gustation.
Fire and Spice -- Stereochemical theory of odor reception, applied to the vanilloids
Frequency of Anosmia -- Over 2 Million Americans
Genetics - Brief document on genetics and heritability of anosmia
Henkin, O'Hare, and Viral Anosmia -- Interview with Robert Henkin (physician who treats viral anosmia) and Mick O'Hare (victim of viral anosmia)
Homeopathy: The Ultimate Fake - An undiluted description of homeopathic products from QuackWatch
Homeopathy -- from the Skeptic's Dictionary
Humor - How to Have Fun with Anosmia - contributed by a fellow sufferer of anosmia
Hunger -- How is it affected by anosmia
Hyperosmia -- disturbingly over-sensitive sense of smell
Infections Early in Life Prime the Immune System -- an ultrasanitary early childhood might make one prone to developing asthma and allergies
Nasal cycle -- the normal shift of congestion/decongestion from left to right to left nostril, first described by Kayser
Nasogenital Reflex -- Erectile tissue in your nose.
Objective Evidence of Anosmia -- how can you tell if a person is really anosmic, not just faking it?
Olfaction -- nice overview of our olfactory system; good graphics
Parosmia and Phantosmia -- Distorted Olfaction and Olfactory Hallucinations
Quackwatch -- Use this page to check out treatments that sound too good to be true
Quality of Life: Anosmia, Learned Helplessness, and Depression - Summary of research project at UCSD
Re-establishment of olfactory and taste functions : an overview of available therapies -- nice summary of treatment options, GMS Curr Top Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2005;4:Doc06
Sensory Compensation -- When one loses one sense, do the other senses become adapt to compensate for the loss?
Taste and Anosmia -- What is the sense of taste like for those with anosmia?
The Smell of Sagittarius B2 -- and other cool stuff
The Unappreciated Senses -- Mick O'Hare
Toxic Dust -- How toxins from arid areas contaminate the air you breathe
Unbearable Absense of Smelling -- New Scientist Article by Mick O'Hare.
Viral Anosmia FAQ -- Frequently asked questions with answers by Mick O'Hare.
Viral Anosmia Links -- not much here yet
Zinc Salts and Anosmia -- Intranasal application of zinc salts can cause olfactory problems
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