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Basic Taste Sensations

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Which of the following best describe the basic taste sensations?

A

Pungent, salty, putrid, and sweet.

B

Sweet, salty, starch, and bitter.

C

Sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami.

D

Fruity, fatty, silky, and coarse.

E

Taste sensations are too numerous to list, given the hundreds of types of taste receptors located on the tongue.