About The Olfactory Sense

Humans see the world and animals smell it!

The olfactory sense is commonly taken for granted. This sense is by far our most primal sensory modality, and it is closely tied to emotions and instincts.

Most of us are familiar with ophthalmology, however hardly any of us are familiar with olfactology. Olfactology is the medical discipline which deals with olfaction. In contrast to individuals with ophthalmologic ailments who have access to a wide spectrum of medical support services, those with olfactory dysfunctions find it more difficult to obtain proper medical care for their needs. Even health insurance companies do not provide established policies to cover patients with olfactory dysfunctions.

After 2010 and as a result of the exponential growth of the internet, much more information has progressively been made available to individuals with olfactory dysfunctions. The following article includes information that would have not been readily available to the public in the past.


Dr. E


Also known as "Dr. Testbuster", Dr. Eftekar (Dr. E) is the founder, head coach and lead lecturer of the medical board training programs at Northwestern Medical Review. A unique attribute of Dr. E is his well-rounded academic background that, in addition to the science of medicine, extends over several other disciplines such as physiology of aging and longevity, philosophy of science and medicine, and integrated kinesiology.


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