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'''Hyperosmia''' is an increased ability to [[olfaction|smell]] and thus having an increased sensitivity to [[odors]] - for example, being able to identify the perfume of the previous occupant of a chair. It is seen in patients with [[cluster headaches]], [[migraine]]s, and adrenal cortical insufficiency ([[Addison's Disease]]), although some people possess it naturally (either through developed senses or increased training). [[Psychedelic drugs]] such as [[LSD]], [[psilocin]], or [[2C-B]] have been anecdotally shown to enhance smell.{{Citation needed|date=February 2010}}
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'''Hyperosmia''' is an increased ability to [[olfaction|smell]] and thus having an increased sensitivity to [[odors]] - for example, being able to identify the perfume of the previous occupant of a chair. Some people possess it naturally (either through developed senses or increased training).
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==Association with physical illness==
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It is also seen in people with a number of physical illnesses such as [[cluster headaches]], [[epilepsy]] [[migraine]]s, and adrenal cortical insufficiency ([[Addison's Disease]]).
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[[Psychedelic drugs]] such as [[LSD]], [[psilocin]], or [[2C-B]] have been anecdotally shown to enhance smell.{{Citation needed|date=February 2010}}
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It has also been associated with pregnancy in some women{{cn}}
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

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Hyperosmia is an increased ability to smell and thus having an increased sensitivity to odors - for example, being able to identify the perfume of the previous occupant of a chair. Some people possess it naturally (either through developed senses or increased training).


Association with physical illnessEdit

It is also seen in people with a number of physical illnesses such as cluster headaches, epilepsy migraines, and adrenal cortical insufficiency (Addison's Disease).

Psychedelic drugs such as LSD, psilocin, or 2C-B have been anecdotally shown to enhance smell.[citation needed]

It has also been associated with pregnancy in some women[citation needed]

See alsoEdit


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