Taste Confusions Following Chlorhexidine Treatment

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Taste Confusions Following Chlorhexidine Treatment
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Author(s):
Janneane F. Gent, Marion E. Frank, Thomas P. Hettinger
Published By:
Chemical Senses, Oxford University Press
Date Published:
2002
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SUMMARY:
A known side-effect of chlorhexidine is that it is a known blocker of the salty taste. Through this study researchers determined that the use of chlorhexidine resulted in a decreased ability to identify taste stimuli that is consistent with the salt and bitter taste perceptions on the tongue.

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