volume 93, issue 8, P1209-1210 1998
DOI: 10.1111/j.1572-0241.1998.00396.x
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Nora V Bergasa

Abstract: Patients with liver disease experience alterations in the sense of taste. There is increasing evidence to suggest that some of the symptoms associated with liver disease (e.g., pruritus) are mediated in the brain. A hypothesis for a brain-mediated mechanism underlying taste alterations in hepatic disorders is presented in this paper.