Ageusia inability to detect tastes may be partial or

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Unformatted text preview: on of glutamic acid, glutamates, aspartates • Sour o acids (H+ ions) • Salty o most common stimulus – NaCl • Other tastes? o metallic – mouthfeel o fat – there may be receptor cells for fat Saliva • composition o water o electrolytes ! sodium, potassium, calcium, etc. o bicarbonate...
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