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What are common types of smell disorders?

Clifford W. Bassett, MD
Allergy & Immunology
Here are some common types of smell disorders:
  • Unable to smell, at all: anosmia
  • Incorrect sense of smell, not as it should: dysosmia
  • Less smell than normal: hyposmia
  • Sensation of smell is "worse" than it is: parosmia

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