Increased Sensitivity of Taste and Smell in Cystic Fibrosis

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Science  07 Dec 1962:
Vol. 138, Issue 3545, pp. 1107-1108
DOI: 10.1126/science.138.3545.1107


Cystic fibrosis is consistently accompanied by the ability to taste and smell salt, sweet, sour, and bitter substances in solution at concentrations much more dilute than those at which the substances are detectable by normal persons. These abnormal thresholds are not affected by the administration of carbohydrate-active steroids.