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Chapter 27. Nasal Function and the Evaluation of Taste/Smell

Which of the following contributes to the parasympathetic response in the nasal cavity?

A. Substance P

B. Vasointestinal peptide

C. Neuropeptide Y

D. Neurokinin A

E. Calcitonin gene-related peptide

Which diagnostic test of nasal function allows for the localization of an area of obstruction?

A. Rhinomanometry

B. Nasal nitric oxide measurements

C. Acoustic rhinometry

D. Nasal inspiratory peak flow

E. 99Tc-macroaggregated albumin scintigraphy

Which of the following decreases nasal resistance?

A. Exercise

B. Oral contraceptives

C. Cold air

D. Beta blockers

E. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications

Which of the following mediates taste on the posterior one-third of the tongue?

A. CN VII

B. CN IX

C. CN V

D. CN XII

What sensory dysfunction is characterized by distortion in the perceived quality of an odor?

A. Anosmia

B. Hyposmia

C. Dysgeusia

D. Parosmia

E. Phantosmia

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