味覚障害患者(自発性異常味覚)の唾液の味について : 味覚センサーによる検討 The taste of saliva in the taste disorder patients (spontaneous abnormal taste sensation) : an investigation using a taste sensor
Recently, the number of patients with taste disorders has been increased in Japan. In this study, to clarify the cause of spontaneous abnormal taste sensation, saliva was evaluated using a taste sensor. The results showed that this taste sensor enabled the evaluation of the taste of saliva. Moreover, it was found that human saliva varies in taste qualities. Therefore, the differences in the taste of human saliva may be influenced by individual perceptions of taste.