Significance of intravenous olfaction test using thiamine propyldisulfide (Alinamin) in olfactometry.

  title={Significance of intravenous olfaction test using thiamine propyldisulfide (Alinamin) in olfactometry.},
  author={Mitsuru Furukawa and Masayuki Kamide and Takaki Miwa and Rieko Umeda},
  journal={Auris, nasus, larynx},
  volume={15 1},
The significance of intravenous olfaction test in olfactometry was studied by injection of thiamine propyldisulfide (Alinamin) intravenously. An original solution of Alinamin is a thiol-type derivative of vitamin B1, and releases a mercaptan smell (garlic smell) in expired air when it arrives at the olfactory epithelium via the nasopharynx. In the intravenous olfaction test (Alinamin test), the latent time which is a period between the initiation of injection and recognition of garlic smell… CONTINUE READING
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