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What is hyposmia?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Hyposmia occurs when your sense of smell is diminished. Those with hyposmia may find odors less distinct than they once did. Common causes of hyposmia include infections, nasal polyps, injuries, and certain medications.

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