GYMNEMIC ACID By N., Sam M.S. - 1 The name of an extract of the Indian plant Gymnema sylvestris that is noted for its capacity to block sweet taste. It is one of a family of triterpene saponins. GYMNEMIC ACID: "Gymnemic acid is able to block sweet tastes." Related Psychology Terms FAMILY CARE Cultural Norms & Values in the African-American Population SPECIFIC ENERGIES Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams PRIMARY TASTE Selecting a Diagnosis NEUROTIC DEPRESSIVE REACTION (Reactive Depression) LYSERGIC ACID (LSD) OCCUPATIONAL PSYCHIATRY (Industrial Psychiatry) HALLUCINOGEN Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "GYMNEMIC ACID," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/gymnemic-acid/ (accessed June 25, 2022).