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Glossary for Loss of smell

Medical terms related to Loss of smell or mentioned in this section include:

  • Allergic rhinitis: An allergic reaction of the nasal mucosa that may occur seasonally
  • Allergies: Immune system over-reaction to various substances.
  • Alopecia, anosmia, deafness, hypogonadism syndrome: A rare
  • Alzheimer's disease: A progressive degenerative disease of the brain of unknown cause
  • Anosmia: A loss of or lack of a sense of smell.
  • Arhinia, choanal atresia, and microphthalmia: A very rare syndrome characterized by small eyes, choanal atresia (blocked nasal passages) and arhinia (absence of nose and parts of the olefactory system).
  • Arhinia-choanal atresia-microphthalmia syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized by small eyes, choanal atresia (blocked nasal passages) and arhinia (absence of nose and parts of the olefactory system).
  • Arrhinia: Absence of the nose at birth.
  • Atrophic rhinitis: Type of rhinitis caused by thinning nasal membranes
  • Blow to the head: usually refers to any blunt injury to head
  • Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
  • Bosma-Henkin-Christiansen syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized mainly by a reduced sense of smell, an underdeveloped nose and hypogonadism.
  • Brain symptoms: Symptoms affecting the brain
  • Brain tumor: A condition which is characterized by the abnormal growth of tissue within the brain
  • Breath symptoms: Breath-related symptoms including breath odor
  • Breathing symptoms: Symptoms affecting the breathing systems.
  • Cadmium poisoning: A type of heavy metal poisoning caused by excessive exposure to cadmium.
  • Chemical poisoning -- Selenium: Selenium is a chemical element used mainly as an industrial catalyst, in glass and ceramic manufacturing, as an animal feed additive, in photography and in the electronics industry. Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Chemical poisoning -- Silver: Silver is a chemical used mainly in electric products and photography. Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Cleft palate: This when there is a congenital fissure of the median line of the palate.
  • Cold-like symptoms: Symptoms similar to the common cold.
  • Common cold: Symptoms similar to the common cold.
  • Common symptoms: The most common symptoms
  • Congenital anosmia: An inherited reduction or total lack of sense of smell.
  • Cortical hyperostosis-syndactyly: A rare genetic disorder characterized by webbed fingers and thickening and overgrowth of bones.
  • Dementia: Mental confusion and impaired thought.
  • Dextrocardia-bronchiectasis-sinusitis: A genetic disorder characterized by sinusitis, bronchiectasis and situs inversus.
  • Epilepsy: Paroxysmal transient disturbances of brain function that may manifest as loss of consciousness, abnormal motor phenomena
  • Face symptoms: Symptoms affecting the face
  • Grief or loss: The normal emotional response that occurs to an external loss
  • Hay fever: A seasonal condition which is a form of allergic rhinitis
  • Head injury: Any injury that occurs to the head
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Head trauma: injury to the haed
  • Holoprosencephaly -- ectrodactyly -- cleft lip/palate: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by a cleft hand, lip and/or palate and the failure of the brain to separate into two lobes.
  • Human carcinogen -- Formaldehyde: Formaldehyde is a chemical deemed to be carcinogenic to humans. The carcinogenicity of the substance may be influenced by the nature (e.g. inhalation, ingestion, skin contact), duration and level of exposure.
  • Hurst-Hallam-Hockey syndrome: A group of malformation described in a stillborn infant. Defects include leptomeningeal angiomatosis (abnormal blood vessels in sheath surrounding brain and spinal cord), heart disease, cleft lip and palate and brain abnormalities.
  • Hypopituitarism -- micropenis -- cleft lip palate: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by low pituitary hormone level, small penis and a cleft lip and palate.
  • Ichthyosis male hypogonadism: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by scaly skin and insufficient hormone production by the male gonads.
  • Kallmann Syndrome: A rare inherited condition characterized by hypogonadism, eunuchoidism and impaired or absent sense of smell. The condition occurs as a result of failure of a part of the hypothalamus which results in hormonal imbalance.
  • Kallmann syndrome 2: A rare inherited condition characterized by hypogonadism and impaired or absent sense of smell. The condition occurs as a result of failure of a part of the hypothalamus which results in hormonal imbalance. Type 2 is caused by a genetic defect located at chromosome 8p11.2-p11.1.
  • Kallmann syndrome, type 1, X-linked: A rare inherited condition characterized by hypogonadism and impaired or absent sense of smell. The condition occurs as a result of failure of a part of the hypothalamus which results in hormonal imbalance. Type 1 is caused by a genetic defect located at chromosome Xp22.3.
  • Kallmann syndrome, type 3, recessive: A rare inherited condition characterized by hypogonadism and impaired or absent sense of smell. The condition occurs as a result of failure of a part of the hypothalamus which results in hormonal imbalance. Type 3 is recessively inherited and the genetic defect is located at chromosome 20p13.
  • Kallmann syndrome, type 4: A rare inherited condition characterized by hypogonadism and impaired or absent sense of smell. The condition occurs as a result of failure of a part of the hypothalamus which results in hormonal imbalance. Type 4 is caused by a genetic defect located at chromosome 3p21.1.
  • MN1: A rare genetic defect that can cause meningiomas to develop. A meningioma is a tumor of the meninges which is a membrane that encloses the brain and spinal cord The genetic defect occurs on chromosome 22. The tumor is usually slow-growing and benign.
  • Meningioma: A slow-growing tumor of the meninges that is not cancerous. Symptoms are determined by the size and location of the tumor.
  • Mouth symptoms: Symptoms of the mouth or oral area.
  • Nasal congestion: The congestion of the nasal passages.
  • Nasal polyp: A polyp that is found in the nasal passage
  • Nasal polyps: A growth or mass in the mucous membrane of the nasal passage
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Neu-Laxova Syndrome: A rare fatal genetic disorder characterized by microcephaly and multiple congenital abnormalities. Death occurs during the fetal or newborn stage.
  • Neurological symptoms: Any symptoms that are caused by neurological conditions
  • Nose foreign body: Having a foreign body inserted in a nostril or otherwise in the nose.
  • Nose symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nose
  • Odor symptoms: Any of various body scents
  • Pain: Any type of pain sensation symptoms.
  • Parkinson's Disease: Degenerative brain condition characterised by tremor.
  • Reduced sense of smell: A reduction in the normal sense of smell
  • Refsum Disease: A metabolic disorder where a deficiency of phytanic acid alpha-hydroxylase results in a buildup of phytanic acid in the body which causes neurological disorders.
  • Respiratory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the breathing systems.
  • Rhinitis: Nasal lining inflammation leading to runny/blocked nose
  • Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
  • Sensory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the sensory systems.
  • Septo-Optic Dysplasia: A rare birth defect characterized by impaired vision and pituitary deficiency.
  • Sinus infection: Infection of the sinus cavity.
  • Sinusitis: Inflammation of the sinus passages (as a symptom)
  • Smell symptoms: Symptoms related to smell or odor
  • Smoking: The smoking of cigarettes
  • Spastic paraplegia with Kallmann syndrome: A very rare genetic disorder characterized mainly by mild spasticity and weakness of the lower legs as well as lack of sex hormone production and an inability to smell.
  • Throat symptoms: Symptoms affecting the throat
  • Traumatic Brain Injury: Brain injury from trauma or accident.
  • Vasomotor rhinitis: Type of rhinitis related to dry air

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Last revision: Nov 21, 2003
 

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