Effects of oral chemical irritation on taste.

  title={Effects of oral chemical irritation on taste.},
  author={Harry T. Lawless and David A Stevens},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  volume={32 6},
Oral irritation was induced by rinses with capsicum oleoresin and with piperine, constituents of red and black pepper, respectively. The perceived intensities of two concentrations of each of four tastants representing the four classical taste qualities were evaluated after rinsing with these irritants. Comparing taste intensity after rinses with capsicum and after control rinses with emulsifying agents or water, there were significant decrements in taste intensity of citric acid and quinine… CONTINUE READING

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