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of 'Treatment and outcome of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy'
Hyperolfaction and hyperemesis gravidarum: what is the relationship?
Nutr Rev. 1995;53(10):289.
The exact etiology of hyperemesis gravidarum (pernicious vomiting of pregnancy) is unknown, but hyperolfaction may be one contributing factor. The net result of hyperolfaction in pregnancy may be a mechanism cuing the pregnant woman to seek a cleaner, quieter, more temperate environment.
Department of Nutritional Services, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA.