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Taste and Smell Disorders [electronic resource]

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Most people lose some olfactory sense as they approach old age, but the problem can also impact the lives of young or middle-aged adults and require extensive medical treatment. This program examines the causes of smell and taste loss, surveys various treatments for it, and presents several case studies of the unhappy condition. Viewers learn about the basic functions of the olfactory nerve; the various types of smell and taste loss, including phantosmia, or hallucinated smells; and the array of diagnostic and treatment options available-from a clinical scratch-and-sniff test to endoscopic surgery. Expert guests include Dr. Eric Holbrook, a sinus surgeon and Harvard Medical School professor; Dr. Alan Hirsch, neurological director at Chicago's Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation; and Dr. Robert Henkin, a pioneer in taste and smell research.
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24 min.
12 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Nov. 17, 2009.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • The Olfactory Nerve (1:53)
  • Loss of Sense of Smell (2:14)
  • A Story of Loss (1:17)
  • Diagnosing Loss of Sense of Smell (1:48)
  • The Taste Smell Connection (2:08)
  • Causes of Loss of Sense of Smell (1:57)
  • Breaking Ground in Taste and Smell (2:24)
  • Patience and Persistence (1:53)
  • Depression from Loss of Sense of Smell (0:59)
  • Scratch and Sniff Smell Test (1:28)
  • Common Causes for Loss of Sense of Smell (1:47)
  • Treating Loss of Sense of Smell (2:01)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2007.
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40705 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (24 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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