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gustatory qualities

the range of taste sensations to which humans are sensitive. These are often categorized into basic, or primary, tastes—thought to be sweet, salty, umami, sour, and bitter—although the full range of taste perceptions may exceed these categories.

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May 26th 2024



1. adj. having the quality of diminishing or retarding a function or activity of a body system or organ.

2. n. any agent that has this quality, especially a CNS depressant.