Friday, August 15, 2008

SMELL AND TASTE

Did you know that human beings can neither smell nor taste a substance that is not soluble. On a dry tongue, sugar has no taste. In a dry nose, the smell of a flower would not be noticed. Anything to be smelled must float in the air.

Anosmia
is the inability to smell.

Ageusia is the inability to taste.


8 comments:

Ramon3381@yahoo.com said...

Are you sure? Ilan ba ang panglasa natin? Is it true that if you have colds you can't smell anything?

Bay Martin said...

When you have a cold, you tend to get congested (a stuffed-up nose). When this happens, air stops flowing past the olfactory receptors, which means that odor compounds cannot reach them and your sense of smell will not work. So, when you have a cold, your sense of smell stops working. Your sense of taste, which arises from the stimulation of taste receptor cells is usually unaffected, but since you can't smell, the flavor of foods and beverages is definitely altered.

Intiendes?

Ramon3381@yahoo.com said...

Many thanks, ang galing mo talaga!

Bay Martin said...

Thanks! Don't stop learning.

Monching said...

From now on, I will continue learning para di maging stagnant ang brain cells ko. I'll heed your advice to take note of new words and phrases to increase my word power! Wish me good luck!

Monchet said...

A taste of honey, taste much sweeter than wineeeee!!!

Monchiting said...

PS

Ano naman ang ambrosia? Rhyme ang words sa anosmia at ageusia ha!

Bay Martin said...

Thanks for posting comments.

Ambrosia?

If you recall your ancient Greek mythology, it is sometimes the food or sometimes the drink of gods and goddesses. But in Homer's poem, the drink is nectar, while ambrosia is considered the food of the gods.

Here in Saudi, the locals consider the dates as ambrosia. They say, eating dates heightens their libido ugghhhh!!! Try mo!