Taste Confusions Following Chlorhexidine Treatment
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Janneane F. Gent, Marion E. Frank, Thomas P. Hettinger
Chemical Senses, Oxford University Press
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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.