You are currently viewing Taste Disorders – Mnemonic

Here is a quick mnemonic “TASTE DISORDERS to remember about Taste Disorders

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, MBBS, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT, MCAT & NCLEX exams

Taste Disorders : How To Remember Easily ?

  • T – The majority of taste dysfunction patients exhibit olfactory loss.
  • A – Age, diet, smoking behavior, and medication use can influence taste function.
  • S – Systemic disturbances of metabolism can affect taste function.
  • T – Transport problems of tastants to taste buds can impair taste function.
  • E – Epilepsy, stroke, and multiple sclerosis can damage central taste structures.
  • D – Damage to taste buds can occur due to local trauma or invasive carcinomas.
  • I – Infections and inflammatory conditions of the orolingual mucosa can affect taste.
  • S – Systemic medications can interfere with taste perception.
  • O – Oral medical conditions and appliances can release foul-tasting materials.
  • R – Retronasal stimulation of olfactory receptors is important for taste perception.
  • D – Damage to neural pathways and middle ear infections can affect taste function.
  • E – Endotracheal intubation and radiation therapy can result in taste disturbances.
  • R – Rehabilitation of taste function is challenging due to complex pathways.
  • S – Selective injury to CN IX can occur with iatrogenic interventions.


Dr. Arin Nandi

Passionate About Medical Science & Helping Future Doctors Achieve Top Ranks In Medical Exams. He is professionally a dentist as well as a public health expert from JIPMER working in department