Effects of ageing on smell and taste.

  title={Effects of ageing on smell and taste.},
  author={John M. Boyce and Gideon Shone},
  journal={Postgraduate medical journal},
  volume={82 966},
Disorders of taste and smell commonly present diagnostic dilemmas to the medical profession. This may be secondary to the lack of knowledge and understanding of these conditions. There seems to be a low level of interest in the disorders, when compared with disruption of the other senses such as sight and hearing. Nevertheless, impairment of these senses are common and may be life threatening, especially when they involve the elderly patient. The aetiology of the conditions is widespread, and… CONTINUE READING

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