GYMNEMIC ACID By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 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 SWEET TASTE BUD UMAMI GUSTATORY NEURON TYPES PRIMARY TASTE TASTE PORE GUSTATORY SYSTEM AMILORIDE THALAMIC TASTE AREA BELLADONNA ALKALOIDS Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "GYMNEMIC ACID," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/gymnemic-acid/ (accessed October 26, 2020).