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Bitter Taste

Medically reviewed by: Stephanie Curreli, MD, PhD
Last Updated: Jul 30, 2015

Bitter taste is one of four taste receptors of the tongue. It used to be thought that they were located toward the back of the tongue, but we now know this is false as all parts of the tongue experience all kinds of taste. Bitter tastes are stimulated by a variety of chemical substances, most of which are organic compounds, although some inorganic salts of magnesium and calcium produce bitter sensations Continue Scrolling To Read More Below...

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