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Upper molar extracted after crown broke off, very little molar remaining above gumline. Metallic taste, then permanent impaired taste followed. Cause?

Upper molar extracted after crown broke off, very little molar remaining above gumline. Metallic taste, then permanent impaired taste followed. Cause?

Too many issues: These issues need to be evaluated and then treated by a dentist who knows your medical and dental history and who can actually examine you, along with having x-rays of your teeth in order to accurately determine the cause of your problems. It is impossible to even attempt to try to advise you properly over this type of forum. ...Read more

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Why is your sense of taste impaired when you only breathe through your mouth and not your nose?

Why is your sense of taste impaired when you only breathe through your mouth and not your nose?

Smell not taste: Taste is sensed through the mouth. Example is sweet. The flavor of food derives mostly from smell. The smell sensors are located in the nasal roof. ...Read more

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How can I impair my vision?

How can I impair my vision?

Really?: I'm not advising 'ways' to harm vision. Your eyes are probably the most precious resource that you have, so protect & take care of them. If you are having vision problems, see an ophthalmologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What number of different disabilities are there?

What number of different disabilities are there?

Can't calculate them: Disability us more than just an injury or loss of function of a body part it has to do with your occupation and your ability to be retrained. As an example if you lose you 5th finger you would not be disabled if you drive a truck but you could be if you were a concert pianist. If you could train the pianist to play the drums you would no longer be disabled. Disability is a legal not medical term. ...Read more

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What are the americans with disabilities amendments?

What are the americans with disabilities amendments?

Work rules: The american with disabilities act (1990) primarily aimed to eliminate discrimination in the workplace for people with disabilities. It was amended in 2008 to define "disability" as some people with disabilities were not being protected due to the interpretation of the original definition. ...Read more

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Why does pot impair judgement?

Why does pot impair judgement?

See below: Through a variety of mechanisms especially GABA dis-inhibition, out reduces prefrontal function and increases appetite. ...Read more

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What affects the taste of your semen?

What affects the taste of your semen?

Here are some. ..: The study on the taste of semen is lacking and this concern carries no weight for clinical significance so it's been not worth to design such a study to specifically address your question up to this time. At best, the taste of semen seems more an issue teasing curiosity and fantasy than clinical practicality. ...Read more

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What re symptoms of disabilities in babies?

What re symptoms of disabilities in babies?

Dis (lack of) ability: Whether it is rolling over, walking, smiling in response to a human face & vocalization, much of these skills have been studied in large populations & a range of time within which they emerge is considered the norm. When these fail to emerge on time, suspicion of a motor, speech or other problem may be suspected. Some skills ore more predictive of physical or mental abilities than others. ...Read more

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Is it bad that my semen tastes like vanilla?

Is it bad that my semen tastes like vanilla?

No science here: Nobody's going to do a major scientific investigation of the flavor of semen, but everybody's body chemistry is different and the elements of your diet can easily gain access to semen. I wouldn't be concerned. ...Read more

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Is intellectual disabilities something that run in families?

Is intellectual disabilities something that run in families?

Yes.: Familial, inherited factors are actually the most common cause for intellectual disabilities. ...Read more

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What conditions and disabilities are linked to chromosome 17?

What conditions and disabilities are linked to chromosome 17?

Multiple: Most commonly known include:
bladder and breast cancer
calcifications and cysts
charcot-marie-tooth disease
depression
ehlers-danlos syndrome
osteogenesis imperfecta
glycogen storage disease
neurofibromatosis type I
maturity onset diabetes of the young type 5
galactosemia

in addition there are multiple syndromes, disorders and deficiencies that are extremely rare. ...Read more

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What is the significance of nonfunctional or defective chordae tendinae?

What is the significance of nonfunctional or defective chordae tendinae?

Heart disease: The chordae are support structures for the mitral and tricuspid valves. When they are damaged, valvar insufficiency results. This can be severe enough to cause congestive heart failure either acute or chronic. ...Read more

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Is burnt toast carcinogenic? I overcooked it in toaster by about 2 minutes it wasn't very burnt but definitely tasted burnt.

Is burnt toast carcinogenic? I overcooked it in toaster by about 2 minutes it wasn't very burnt but definitely tasted burnt.

NO: If you feel so worried next time throw that for the birds to feed on and make yourself another one.
Suggest you lower the setting on your toaster. ...Read more

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Are allergies considered disabilities?

Generally not: Allergies in general would not be considered a disability. An exception might be an asthmatic with severe disease. The goal of good allergy care would be to not let one's allergies be so severe that they are disabling, . ...Read more

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How does alcohol impair drivers judgement?

How does alcohol impair drivers judgement?

Alcohol disinhibits: Which means it causes us to do things we normally wouldn't do. So speeding becomes natural, even through lights. Trying to pass unsafely can cause head on collisions and alcohol causes a loss of ability to acurately judge distances. Alcohol is also sedating and can cause you to nodd off at the wheel. ...Read more

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I have a coating on my tounge that taste salty. What could it be?

I have a coating on my tounge that taste salty. What could it be?

Possible yeast infec: Oral candidiasis is a yeast infection usually on top of the tongue forming a white coating that can be scraped off. Are you on an antibiotic? ...Read more

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My tongue always tastes bitter? What is it?

My tongue always tastes bitter? What is it?

Could be acid reflux: Acid reflux is a common cause of a bitter taste in the back of the mouth. ...Read more

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What is impaired liver enzymes?

What is impaired liver enzymes?

Usually liver cell: Injury. Liver enzymes are elevated whenever there is injury to liver cells. Common causes are alcohol intake, hepatitis c infection and side effects of medications. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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What is a defective P53 gene. Is it inheritable?

What is a defective P53 gene. Is it inheritable?

Cell regulation: The P53 gene is thought to be involved in regulating cell death. When the P53 gene mutates or has a change from the normal gene, this may lead to types of cancers. ...Read more

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Is there a defective gene in neurofibromatosis?

Is there a defective gene in neurofibromatosis?

Mostly genetic: Neurofibromatosis is a mostly inherited problem or mutation with degrees involvement from mild to severe. NF t autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance. People are born with one mutated copy of the NF1 gene in each cell. In about half of cases, the altered gene is inherited from an affected parent. Remaining cases result from new mutations in the NF1 gene, ...Read more

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I have an odd taste in my mouth what could that be?

I have an odd taste in my mouth what could that be?

Nutrtional deficienc: Some times lack of certain minerals/ vitamin can give peculiar tastes in mouth. Also chronic sinusitis can also change taste buds. ...Read more

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I have a matalic taste in my mouth what could it be?

I have a matalic taste in my mouth what could it be?

Meds?: Numerous meds can cause it, and generally they are basic or alkali meds. Using an acidic additive, like a teaspoon of lemon juice, will usually eliminate it. ...Read more

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Why does my food taste waxy?

Why does my food taste waxy?

Depends: On what you ate and if it has wax contamination. Definitely need more information did start after an illness or do you take medications or drugs that can affect your taste ...Read more

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I don't taste anything, what's wrong?

I don't taste anything, what's wrong?

Something Fishy Here: The most common cause is something wrong with your smelling apparatus, so if you have a real stuffy nose &/or sinus congestion, that may be the cause. Some unusual mouth problems could do it but that would be pretty obvious to you. There could also be a problem with the nerve that controls smell. That would require evaluation by a neurologist. Unless you work in a sewage treatment plant, get it checked ...Read more

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I cant taste as much on the right side?

I cant taste as much on the right side?

Acute vs chronic: If this has been the case all along there is not much to do, but if this is recent, I suggest you see a neurologist to see if some evoked study to localize this area and possibly treat, could be done! ...Read more