What does a "mousy odor" smell like?

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  1. samnite

    samnite Certified Poster

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    Is it really the odor of a mouse? Am I supposed to know what a mouse smells like?
     
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    45408 aw buddy

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    doesn't matter, it's PKU!

    apparently mousy = musty, because I had one with a mousy odor and didn't know that mousy = musty, so I ruled out PKU. WRONG.


    Also, maple syrup and burnt sugar smell the same too apparently.
     
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    And I got burnt caramel on a MSUD question... re-burnt sugar?
     
  5. ROBINHO

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    I guess mold smell in carpets, clothings etc
     
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    Mediculous The Verbal Herman Munster

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    Luckily for us, I think the NBME is years from incorporating the smell section into Step 1. I think they're appeased enough right now with new opportunities to mess with us through the A/V section. Which is much better than the first administration of Step 1, which had the taste test for diabetes. It's a trade-off, though, since the pharm section consisted solely of penicillin back then...
     
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    Who in the hell knows what burnt caramel smells like? Maybe the carnival worker in charge of the caramel apples.
     
  8. virilep

    virilep What can Brown do for u?

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    yes... you should know. (I worked in a lab and often went to the "mouse room") There were over 1000 mice. yikes!
     
  9. Mehrdad1

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    Just walk into a pet store, especially on a hot day. It's the absolute definition of a musty/mousy odor.
     
  10. LJDHC05

    LJDHC05 Former Chicken Slayer

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    Just be happy that we don't have to taste urine like in the pre-dipstick ages.
     
  11. samnite

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    Hopefully all of this stuff we're memorizing is actually helpful in real practice. :laugh:
     
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    Same question 7 years later...thanks for the answer!
     

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